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MLB playoff schedule 2020: Dates, times, TV channel, scores for every game

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Never before has there been an MLB postseason like the one that's about to unfold over the next month.

Not only have 16 teams advanced to the playoffs following a truncated 60-game regular season thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the format is entirely different.

Forget about the 1-game Wild Card games we've seen in past years. Instead, all teams will begin with a best-of-three Wild Card Series, followed by a best-of-five Division Series and a best-of-seven League Championship Series. 

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While the first round will take place at the higher seed's home ballpark, the final three rounds will be played at a neutral site park. For the Division Series, the American League will play in San Diego and Los Angeles, with the National League in Texas and Houston. The ALCS will be played at Petco Park in San Diego, and the NLCS and World Series will take place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Here's the schedule for what promises to be an exciting MLB postseason. Check back to this article each day for updated schedules and scores for all games (all times ET).

AMERICAN LEAGUE

WILD CARD SERIES

Tampa Bay Rays (1) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (8)

  • Game 1: Rays 3, Blue Jays 1
  • Game 2: Rays 8, Blue Jays 2

Rays win series 2-0

Cleveland Indians (4) vs. New York Yankees (5)

  • Game 1: Yankees 12, Indians 3
  • Game 2: Yankees 10, Indians 9

Yankees win series, 2-0

Minnesota Twins (3) vs. Houston Astros (6)

  • Game 1: Astros 4, Twins 1
  • Game 2: Astros 3, Twins 1

Astros win series, 2-0

Oakland A's (2) vs. Chicago White Sox (7)

  • Game 1: White Sox 4, A's 1
  • Game 2: A's 5, White Sox 3
  • Game 3: A's 6, White Sox 4

A's win series, 2-1

DIVISION SERIES

 

Tampa Bay Rays (1) vs. New York Yankees (5) -- games at Petco Park in San Diego

Game 1: Yankees 9, Rays 3 Game 2: Rays 7, Yankees 5 Game 3: Rays 8, Yankees 4 Game 4: Yankees 5, Rays 1 Game 5: Rays 2, Yankees 1

Rays win series, 3-2

Oakland A's (2) vs. Houston Astros (6) -- games at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Game 1: Astros 10, A's 5 Game 2: Astros 5, A's 2 Game 3: A's 9, Astros 7 Game 4: Astros 11, A's 6

Astros win series, 3-1

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Tampa Bay Rays (1) vs. Houston Astros (6) -- games at Petco Park in San Diego

Game 1: Rays 2, Astros 1 Game 2: Mon., Oct. 12 -- HOU @ TB, 4:07 p.m. (TBS) Game 3: Tue. Oct. 13 -- TB @ HOU, TBD (TBS) Game 4: Wed., Oct. 14 -- TB @ HOU, TBD (TBS) Game 5*: Thu., Oct. 15 -- TB @ HOU, TBD (TBS) Game 6*: Fri., Oct. 16 -- HOU @ TB, TBD (TBS) Game 7*: Sat., Oct. 17 -- HOU @ TB, TBD (TBS)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

WILD CARD SERIES

Los Angeles Dodgers (1) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (8)

  • Game 1: Dodgers 4, Brewers 2
  • Game 2: Dodgers 2, Brewers 0

Dodgers win series, 2-0

San Diego Padres (4) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (5)

  • Game 1: Cardinals 7, Padres 4
  • Game 2: Padres 11, Cardinals 9
  • Game 3: Padres 4, Cardinals 0

Padres win series, 2-1

Chicago Cubs (3) vs. Miami Marlins (6)

  • Game 1: Marlins 5, Cubs 1
  • Game 2: Marlins 2, Cubs 0

Marlins win series, 2-0

Atlanta Braves (2) vs. Cincinnati Reds (7)

  • Game 1: Braves 1, Reds 0 
  • Game 2: Braves 5, Reds 0

Braves win series, 2-0

DIVISION SERIES

Los Angeles Dodgers (1) vs. San Diego Padres (4) -- games at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX

Game 1: Dodgers 5, Padres 1 Game 2: Dodgers 6, Padres 5 Game 3: Dodgers 12, Padres 3

Dodgers win series, 3-0

Atlanta Braves (2) vs. Miami Marlins (6) -- games at Minute Maid Park in Houston

Game 1: Braves 9, Marlins 5 Game 2: Braves 2, Marlins 0 Game 3: Braves 7, Marlins 0

Braves win series, 3-0

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Los Angeles Dodgers (1) vs. Atlanta Braves (2) -- games at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX

Game 1: Mon., Oct. 12 -- ATL @ LAD, 8:08 p.m. (FOX) Game 2: Tue., Oct. 13 -- ATL @ LAD, TBD Game 3: Wed., Oct. 14 -- LAD @ ATL, TBD Game 4: Thu., Oct. 15 -- LAD @ ATL, TBD Game 5*: Fri., Oct. 16 -- LAD @ ATL, TBD Game 6*: Sat., Oct. 17 -- ATL @ LAD, TBD Game 7*: Sun., Oct. 18 -- ATL @ LAD, TBD

WORLD SERIES

October 20-28 (FOX)

* If necessary