2019 MLB playoff schedule: Dates, TV channels for postseason, World Series

USA TODAY Sports
Published 5:42 p.m. ET Sept. 18, 2019
CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideAfter a grueling 162 games and six months, Major League Baseball’s postseason finally gets underway.The reigning champion Boston Red Sox will miss out on the playoffs this year, meaning we’ll have a new World Series winner in 2019.Things kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 1 with the National League wild-card game, and if the World Series goes to seven games, the playoffs can run all the way to Oct. 30.The best-of-five Division Series pits the top team in each league against the wild-card winner, while the other two division winners face off. The winners of each division series then meet in the best-of-seven League Championship Series.After that, it’s the Fall Classic.Who’s going to become a hero this October?Here’s everything you need to know to plan your month:Wild CardTuesday, Oct. 1: National League (TBS)Wednesday, Oct. 2: American League (ESPN)Division Series (best-of-five)(‘A’ involves team with best record)**: if necessaryThursday, Oct. 3NLDS A Game 1 (TBS)NLDS B Game 1 (TBS)Friday, Oct. 4ALDS A Game 1 (FS1 or MLBN)ALDS B Game 1 (FS1 or MLBN)NLDS A Game 2 (TBS)NLDS B Game 2 (TBS)Saturday, Oct. 5ALDS A Game 2 (FS1)ALDS B Game 2 (FS1)Sunday, Oct. 6NLDS A Game 3 (TBS)NLDS B Game 3 (TBS)Monday, Oct. 7ALDS A Game 3 (FS1 or MLBN)ALDS B Game 3 (FS1 or MLBN)NLDS A Game 4** (TBS)NLDS B Game 4** (TBS)Tuesday, Oct. 8ALDS A Game 4 ** (FS1)ALDS B Game 4 ** (FS1)Wednesday, Oct. 9NLDS A Game 5 ** (TBS)NLDS B Game 5 ** (TBS)Thursday, Oct. 10ALDS A Game 5 ** (FS1)ALDS B Game 5 ** (FS1)League Championship Series (best-of-seven)Friday, Oct. 11NLCS Game 1 (TBS)Saturday, Oct. 12ALCS Game 1 (FOX or FS1)NLCS Game 2 (TBS)Sunday, Oct. 13ALCS Game 2 (FOX or FS1)Monday, Oct. 14NLCS Game 3 (TBS)Tuesday, Oct. 15ALCS Game 3 (FOX or FS1)NLCS Game 4 (TBS)Wednesday, Oct. 16ALCS Game 4 (FOX or FS1)NLCS Game 5 ** (TBS)Thursday, Oct. 17ALCS Game 5 ** (FOX or FS1)Friday, Oct. 18NLCS Game 6 ** (TBS)Saturday, Oct. 19ALCS Game 6 ** (FOX or FS1)NLCS Game 7 ** (TBS)Sunday, Oct. 20 ALCS Game 7 ** (FOX or FS1)World Series (best-of-seven)(Team with better record has home-field advantage)Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Game 1 (FOX)Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Game 2 (FOX)Friday, Oct. 25 – Game 3 (FOX)Saturday, Oct. 26 – Game 4 (FOX)Sunday, Oct. 27 – Game 5 ** (FOX)Tuesday, Oct. 29 – Game 6 ** (FOX)Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Game 7 ** (FOX)AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext Slide

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