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MLB playoff schedule 2018: Dates, times, TV listings for every series

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The 2018 Major League Baseball playoff field is set, even if the matchups are not.

Ties atop the National League Central and West divisions mean we'll have bonus postseason baseball Monday. The Brewers will visit the Cubs to decide the NL Central, and the Rockies will invade Chavez Ravine to play for the Dodgers for the NL West. After those games, we'll have more clarity on each team's potential path to the World Series.

Below is the how the 2018 MLB playoff schedule looks now, with games possibly running until Halloween.

2018 MLB PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
All times Pacific
NL CENTRAL TIEBREAKER

Monday, Oct. 1: Brewers 3, Cubs 1

NL WEST TIEBREAKER
Monday, Oct. 1: Dodgers 5, Rockies 2

NL WILD CARD GAME
Tuesday, Oct. 2: Rockies 2, Cubs 1

AL WILD CARD GAME
Wednesday, Oct. 3:
Yankees 7, A's 2

NL DIVISION SERIES (Best of five)
Dodgers vs. Braves
Thursday, Oct. 4: Game 1 at Colorado or L.A., 5:37 p.m. (TV: FS1 or MLB Network)
Friday, Oct. 5: Game 2 at Colorado or L.A., 6:37 p.m. (TV: FS1 or MLB Network)
Sunday, Oct. 7: Game 3 at Atlanta, 5:07 p.m. (TV: FS1 or MLB Network)
Monday, Oct. 8: Game 4 at Atlanta, time TBD, if necessary (TV: FS1)
Wednesday, Oct. 10: Game 5 at Colorado or L.A., time TBD, if necessary (TV: FS1)

 

Brewers vs. Rockies
Thursday, Oct. 4: Game 1 at Milwaukee, 2:07 p.m. (TV: FS1 or MLB Network)
Friday, Oct. 5: Game 2 at Milwaukee, 1:15 p.m. (TV: FS1 or MLB Network)
Sunday, Oct. 7: Game 3 at NL Wild Card Game winner, 1:37 p.m. (TV: FS1 or MLB Network)
Monday, Oct. 8: Game 4 at NL Wild Card Game winner, time TBD, if necessary (TV: FS1)
Wednesday, Oct. 10: Game 5 at Milwaukee, time TBD, if necessary (TV: FS1)

AL DIVISION SERIES (Best of five)
Red Sox vs. Yankees 
Friday, Oct. 5: Game 1 at Boston, 4:32 p.m. (TV: TBS)
Saturday, Oct. 6: Game 2 at Boston, 5;15 p.m. (TV: TBS)
Monday, Oct. 8: Game 3 at Oakland or New York, time TBD (TV: TBS)
Tuesday, Oct. 9: Game 4 at Oakland or New York, time TBD, if necessary (TV: TBS)
Thursday, Oct. 11: Game 5 at Boston, time TBD, if necessary (TV: TBS)

Astros vs. Indians
Friday, Oct. 5: Game 1 at Houston, 11:05 a.m. (TV: TBS)
Saturday, Oct. 6: Game 2 at Houston, 1:37 p.m. (TV: TBS)
Monday, Oct. 8: Game 3 at Cleveland, time TBD (TV: TBS)
Tuesday, Oct. 9: Game 4 at Cleveland, time TBD, if necessary (TV: TBS)
Thursday, Oct. 11: Game 5 at Houston, time TBD, if necessary (TV: TBS)

NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best of seven)
Friday, Oct. 12: Game 1 at higher seed, time TBD (TV: FOX or FS1)
Saturday, Oct. 13: Game 2 at higher seed, time TBD (TV: FOX or FS1)
Monday, Oct. 15: Game 3 at lower seed, time TBD (TV: FOX or FS1)
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Game 4 at lower seed, time TBD (TV: FOX or FS1)
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Game 5 at lower seed, time TBD, if necessary (TV: FOX or FS1)
Friday, Oct. 19: Game 6 at higher seed, time TBD, if necessary (TV: FOX or FS1)
Saturday, Oct. 20: Game 7 at higher seed, time TBD, if necessary (TV: FOX or FS1)

AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best of seven)
Saturday, Oct. 13: Game 1 at higher seed, time TBD (TV: TBS)
Sunday, Oct. 14: Game 2 at higher seed, time TBD (TV: TBS)
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Game 3 at lower seed, time TBD (TV: TBS)
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Game 4 at lower seed, time TBD (TV: TBS)
Thursday, Oct. 18: Game 5 at lower seed, time TBD, if necessary (TV: TBS)
Saturday, Oct. 20: Game 6 at higher seed, time TBD, if necessary (TV: TBS)
Sunday, Oct. 21: Game 7 at higher seed, time TBD, if necessary (TV: TBS)

WORLD SERIES (Best of seven)
Tuesday, Oct. 23: Game 1 at TBD, time TBD (TV: FOX)
Wednesday, Oct. 24: Game 2 at TBD, time TBD (TV: FOX)
Friday, Oct. 26: Game 3 at TBD, time TBD (TV: FOX)
Saturday, Oct. 27: Game 4 at TBD, time TBD (TV: FOX)
Sunday, Oct. 28: Game 5 at TBD, time TBD, if necessary (TV: FOX)
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Game 6 at TBD, time TBD, if necessary (TV: FOX)
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Game 7 at TBD, time TBD, if necessary (TV: FOX)