Major League Baseball Playoff Schedule Opens With One-Game Wild Card Games on Oct. 5

Major League Baseball Playoff Schedule Opens With One-Game Wild Card Games on Oct. 5The Major League Baseball playoff schedule is set, with baseball fans getting their first look at the new playoff system on Oct. 5. 

That's when the league will play its new wild card play-in games with the added wild card teams. 

Any play-in games will be played on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The entire schedule can be found below, with times still to be announced.

Wild Card games

AL wild card game — Friday, Oct. 5 — TBS
NL wild card game — Friday, Oct. 5 — TBS

American League Division Series

ALDS Game 1 — Saturday, Oct. 6 — TBS
ALDS Game 1 — Sunday, Oct. 7 — TBS or MLB Network
ALDS Game 2 — Sunday, Oct. 7 — TBS or MLB Network
ALDS Game 2 — Monday, Oct. 8 — TBS 
ALDS Game 3 — Tuesday, Oct. 9 — TBS
ALDS Game 3 — Wednesday, Oct. 10 — TBS or MLB Network
ALDS Game 4* — Wednesday, Oct. 10 — TBS or MLB Network
ALDS Game 4* — Thursday, Oct. 11 — TBS
ALDS Game 5* — Thursday, Oct. 11 — TBS
ALDS Game 5* — Friday, Oct. 12 — TBS  
*– If necessary 

National League Division Series

NLDS Game 1 — Saturday, Oct. 6 — TBS
NLDS Game 1 — Sunday, Oct. 7 — TBS or MLB Network
NLDS Game 2 — Sunday, Oct. 7 — TBS or MLB Network
NLDS Game 2 — Monday, Oct. 8 — TBS 
NLDS Game 3 — Tuesday, Oct. 9 — TBS
NLDS Game 3 — Wednesday, Oct. 10 — TBS or MLB Network
NLDS Game 4* — Wednesday, Oct. 10 — TBS or MLB Network
NLDS Game 4* — Thursday, Oct. 11 — TBS
NLDS Game 5* — Thursday, Oct. 11 — TBS
NLDS Game 5* — Friday, Oct. 12 — TBS
*– If necessary  

American League Championship Series

ALCS Game 1 — Saturday, Oct. 13 — TBS
ALCS Game 2 — Sunday, Oct. 14 — TBS
ALCS Game 3 — Tuesday, Oct. 16 — TBS
ALCS Game 4 — Wednesday, Oct. 17 — TBS
ALCS Game 5* — Thursday, Oct. 18 — TBS
ALCS Game 6* — Saturday, Oct. 20 — TBS
ALCS Game 7* — Sunday, Oct. 21 — TBS 
*– If necessary  

National League Championship Series

NLCS Game 1 — Sunday, Oct. 14 — FOX
NLCS Game 2 — Monday, Oct. 15 — FOX
NLCS Game 3 — Wednesday, Oct. 17 — FOX
NLCS Game 4 — Thursday, Oct. 19 — FOX
NLCS Game 5* — Friday, Oct. 19 — FOX
NLCS Game 6* — Oct. 21 — FOX
NLCS Game 7* — Monday, Oct. 22 — FOX
*– If necessary  

World Series

Game 1 — Wednesday, Oct. 24 — FOX
Game 2 — Thursday, Oct. 25 — FOX
Game 3 — Saturday, Oct. 27 — FOX
Game 4 — Sunday, Oct. 28 — FOX
Game 5* — Monday, Oct. 29 — FOX 
Game 6* — Wednesday, Oct. 31 — FOX
Game 7* — Thursday, Nov. 1 — FOX
*– If necessary  
World Series begins at home for National League club 

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