MLB Playoffs are drawing closer every day. Teams continue to jockey for position, vying desperately for the chance to keep playing baseball into the fall. For those who manage to find a way into the MLB postseason, they got their first look at what their schedule will be like.
On Tuesday, Major League Baseball released the full schedule of playoff games and World Series games, barring anything unforeseen.
The one-game wildcard playoff game will take place on Oct. 3 for the American League, on the Oct. 4 for the National League. The winner of the game will advance to their respective divisional series.
The ALDS will start on Oct. 5, and continue until one team has won three games in the series. The ALDS will have been decided by Oct. 11 at the latest. The NLDS will begin one day later on the 6th, and could conceivably end one day later on Oct. 12.
The players will get at least two days of rest before the ALCS and NLCS starts. The ALCS starts on Oct. 13, and is a best-of-four that could run as long as Oct. 21. The NLCS would go from Oct. 14-22 at the latest.
Then comes the big one. The World Series. The first game of the series would come on Oct. 24, with a seven-game series wrapping on Nov. 1.
All games will air on FOX.
In the past, Major League Baseball has expressed interest in not having the World Series bleed into November. It appears that will only happen if every series manages to go the maximum amount of games, which is highly unlikely.