Complete 2020 MLB playoffs schedule: matchups, TV info and start times

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It was not quite a smooth ride, but the 2020 MLB season is finally complete and the playoff picture is set.

This year, the playoff format is different than ever before with an expanded field of 16 teams and neutral playing sites with the American League in southern California and National League in Texas in the LDS and LCS, while the first-round will be played at the home team’s stadium.

Here is the complete 2020 MLB playoff schedule:

*If necessary

MLB Wild-Card Round (Best-of-3)

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

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 5:08 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:08 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 2, 7:08 p.m. ET, ESPN

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

Game 1: Tuesday, Sept 29, 5 p.m. ET, TBS (TB 3, TOR 1)
Game 2 Wednesday, Sept. 30, 4:07 p.m. ET, TBS
Game 3*: Thursday, Oct. 1, 4:07 p.m. ET, TBS

No. 7 Chicago White Sox @ No. 2 Oakland A’s

Game 1: Tuesday, Sept 29, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN (CHI 4, OAK 1)
Game 2: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 3:10 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 3*: Thursday, Oct. 1, 3:10 p.m. ET, ESPN

No. 6 Houston Astros @ No. 3 Minnesota Twins

Game 1: Tuesday, Sept 29, 2 p.m. ET, ABC (HOU 4 MIN 1)
Game 2: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Game 3*: Thursday, Oct. 1, 1:08 p.m. ET, ESPN2

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

Game 1: Tuesday, Sept 29, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN (NYY 12 CLE 3)
Game 2: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7:08 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 3*: Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:08 p.m. ET, ESPN

No. 6 Miami Marlins @ No. 3 Chicago Cubs

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2:08 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 3*: Friday, Oct. 2, 2:08 p.m. ET, ABC

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

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 10:08 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 10:08 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 3*: Friday, Oct. 2, 6:38 p.m., ESPN

No. 7 Cincinnati Reds @ No. 2 Atlanta Braves

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 12:08 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 12:08 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 3*: Friday, Oct. 2, 3:08 p.m. ET, ESPN

ALDS (Best-of-5)

AL 4/5 @ AL 1/8

Game 1: Monday, Oct. 5, TBD, TBS
Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 6, TBD, TBS
Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 7, TBD, TBS
Game 4*: Thursday, Oct. 8 TBD, TBS
Game 5*: Friday, Oct. 9, TBD, TBS

AL 3/6 @ AL 2/7

Game 1: Monday, Oct. 5, TBD, TBS
Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 6, TBD, TBS
Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 7, TBD, TBS
Game 4*: Thursday, Oct. 8 TBD, TBS
Game 5*: Friday, Oct. 9, TBD, TBS

NLDS (Best-of-5)

NL 4/5 @ NL 1/8

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 6, TBD, MLB Network or FS1
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 7, TBD, MLB Network or FS1
Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 8 TBD, MLB Network or FS1
Game 4*: Friday, Oct. 9, TBD, MLB Network or FS1
Game 5*: Saturday, Oct. 10, TBD, MLB Network or FS1

NL 3/6 @ NL 2/7

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 6, TBD, MLB Network or FS1
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 7, TBD, MLB Network or FS1
Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 8 TBD, MLB Network or FS1
Game 4*: Friday, Oct. 9, TBD, MLB Network or FS1
Game 5*: Saturday, Oct. 10, TBD, MLB Network or FS1

ALCS (Best-of-7)

TBD vs. TBD, Petco Park

Game 1: Sunday, Oct. 11, TBD, TBS
Game 2: Monday, Oct. 12, TBD, TBS
Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 13, TBD, TBS
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 13, TBD, TBS
Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 14, TBD, TBS
Game 6*: Friday, Oct. 15, TBD, TBS
Game 7*: Saturday, Oct. 16, TBD, TBS

NLCS (Best-of-7)

TBD VS. TBD, Globe Life Field

Game 1: Monday, Oct. 12, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 13, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 13, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 4: Thursday, Oct. 14, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 5*: Friday, Oct. 15, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 6*: Saturday, Oct. 16, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 7*: Sunday, Oct. 17, TBD, FOX/FS1

World Series (Best-of-7)

AL vs. NL, Globe Life Park

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 21, TBD, FOX
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 22, TBD, FOX
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 24, TBD, FOX
Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 25, TBD, FOX
Game 5*: Sunday, Oct. 26, TBD, FOX
Game 6*: Tuesday, Oct. 28, TBD, FOX
Game 7*: Wednesday, Oct. 29, TBD, FOX

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