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2020 MLB Postseason Schedule: How to Watch

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Believe it or not, we've made it: the MLB postseason is here.

In what was the most unique and unprecedented season in the history of the sport, the 60-game sprint is over and the newly expanded 16-team playoff is upon us.

All 16 teams are participating in a new three-game Wild Card series, which takes place from Tuesday, Sept. 29 through Friday, Oct. 2. The traditional five-game Division Series will begin after that.

Here's everything you need to know.

American League Wild Card Series

No. 1 Tampa Bay Rays vs. No. 8 Toronto Blue Jays

Tampa Bay leads 1-0

Game 1: Rays 3, Blue Jays 1

Game 2: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m., TBS

Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m., TBS (if necessary)

No. 2 Oakland Athletics vs. No. 7 Chicago White Sox

Chicago leads 1-0

Game 1: White Sox 4, A's 1

Game 2: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m., ESPN

Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 1, 3 p.m., ESPN (if necessary)

No. 3 Minnesota Twins vs. No. 6 Houston Astros

Houston leads 1-0

Game 1: Astros 4, Twins 1

Game 2: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m., ESPN2

Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN2 (if necessary)

No. 4 Cleveland Indians vs. No. 5 New York Yankees

New York leads 1-0

Game 1: Yankees 12, Indians 3

Game 2: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., ESPN

Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 1, 7 o.m., ESPN (if necessary)

National League Wild Card Series

No. 1 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. No. 8 Milwaukee Brewers

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 10 p.m., ESPN

Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 10 p.m., ESPN

Game 3: Friday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., ESPN (if necessary)

No. 2 Atlanta Braves vs. No. 7 Cincinnati Reds

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 12 p.m., ESPN

Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 12 p.m., ESPN

 

Game 3: Friday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m., ESPN (if necessary)

No. 3 Chicago Cubs vs. No. 6 Miami Marlins

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m., ABC

Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m., ABC

Game 3: Friday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m., ABC (if necessary)

No. 4 San Diego Padres vs. No. 5 St. Louis Cardinals

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30. 5 p.m., ESPN2

Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN2

Game 3: Friday, Oct. 2, 10 p.m., ESPN2 (if necessary)

American League Division Series

Rays-Blue Jays winner vs. Indians-Yankees winner

All games will be played at Petco Park in San Diego; times TBD

Game 1: Monday, Oct. 5, TBS

Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 6, TBS

Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 7, TBS

Game 4: Thursday, Oct. 8, TBS (if necessary)

Game 5: Friday, Oct. 9, TBS (if necessary)

A's-White Sox winner vs. Twins-Astros winner

All games will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles; times TBD

Game 1: Monday, Oct. 5, TBS

Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 6, TBS

Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 7, TBS

Game 4: Thursday, Oct. 8, TBS (if necessary)

Game 5: Friday, Oct. 9, TBS (if necessary)

National League Division Series

Dodgers-Brewers winner vs. Padres-Cardinals winner

All games will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas; times TBD

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 6, FS1 or MLBN

Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 7, FS1 or MLBN

Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 8, FS1 or MLBN

Game 4: Friday, Oct. 9, FS1 or MLBN (if necessary)

Game 5: Saturday, Oct. 10, FS1 or MLBN (if necessary)

Braves-Reds winner vs. Cubs-Marlins winner

All games will be played at Minute Maid Park in Houston; times TBD

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 6, FS1 or MLBN

Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 7, FS1 or MLBN

Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 8, FS1 or MLBN

Game 4: Friday, Oct. 9, FS1 or MLBN (if necessary)

Game 5: Saturday, Oct. 10, FS1 or MLBN (if necessary)

American League Championship Series

All games will be played at Petco Park in San Diego; times TBD

Game 1: Sunday, Oct. 11, TBS

Game 2: Monday, Oct. 12, TBS

Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 13, TBS

Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 14, TBS

Game 5: Thursday, Oct. 15, TBS (if necessary)

Game 6: Friday, Oct. 16, TBS (if necessary)

Game 7: Saturday, Oct. 17, TBS (if necessary)

National League Championship Series

All games will be played at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas; times TBD

Game 1: Monday, Oct. 12, FOX or FS1

Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 13, FOX or FS1

Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 14, FOX or FS1

Game 4: Thursday, Oct. 15, FOX or FS1

Game 5: Friday, Oct. 16, FOX or FS1 (if necessary)

Game 6: Saturday, Oct. 17, FOX or FS1 (if necessary)

Game 7: Sunday, Oct. 18, FOX or FS1 (if necessary)

2020 World Series

All games will be played at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas; times TBD

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 20, FOX

Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 21, FOX

Game 3: Friday, Oct. 23, FOX

Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 24, FOX

Game 5: Sunday, Oct. 25, FOX (if necessary)

Game 6: Tuesday, Oct. 27, FOX (if necessary)

Game 7: Wednesday, Oct. 28, FOX (if necessary)