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. 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 (TB 8, TOR 2)
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 (OAK 5, CWS 3)
Game 3*: Thursday, Oct. 1, 3:10 p.m. ET, ESPN (OAK 6, CWS 4)

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 (HOU 3, MIN 1)
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 (NYY 10, CLE 9)
Game 3*: Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:08 p.m. ET, ESPN

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

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 5:08 p.m. ET, ESPN2 (STL 7, SD 4)
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 5:08 p.m. ET, ESPN2 (SD 11, STL 9)
Game 3*: Friday, Oct. 2, 10:08 p.m. ET, ESPN (SD 4, STL 0)

No. 6 Miami Marlins @ No. 3 Chicago Cubs

Game 1: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m. ET, ABC (MIA 5, CHC 1)
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2:08 p.m. ET, ABC (MIA 2, CHC 0)
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 (LAD 4, MIL 2)
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 10:08 p.m. ET, ESPN (LAD 3, MIL 0)
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 (ATL 1, CIN 0, F/13)
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 1, 12:08 p.m. ET, ESPN (ATL 5, CIN 0)
Game 3*: Friday, Oct. 2, 3:08 p.m. ET, ESPN

ALDS (Best-of-5)

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Petco Park)

Game 1: Monday, Oct. 5, 8:07 p.m. ET, TBS (NYY 9, TB 3)
Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 8:10 p.m. ET, TBS (TB 7, NYY 5)
Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7:10 p.m. ET, TBS (TB 8, NYY 4)
Game 4*: Thursday, Oct. 8 7:10 p.m. ET, TBS (NYY 5, TB 1)
Game 5*: Friday, Oct. 9, 7:10 p.m. ET, TBS (TB 2, NYY 1)

Houston Astros vs. Oakland A's (Dodger Stadium)

Game 1: Monday, Oct. 5, 4:07 p.m. ET, TBS (HOU 10, OAK 5)
Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4:37 p.m. ET, TBS (HOU 5, OAK 2)
Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 3:35 p.m. ET, TBS (OAK 9, HOU 7)
Game 4*: Thursday, Oct. 8, 3:35 p.m. ET, TBS (HOU 11, OAK 6)
Game 5*: Friday, Oct. 9, 3:35 p.m. ET, TBS

NLDS (Best-of-5)

Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves (Minute Maid Park)

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2:08 p.m. ET, FS1 (ATL 9, MIA 5)
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2:08 p.m. ET, MLB Network (ATL 2, MIA 0)
Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 8 2:08 p.m. ET, FS1 (ATL 7, MIA 0)
Game 4*: Friday, Oct. 9, 2:08 p.m. ET, FS1
Game 5*: Saturday, Oct. 10, 4:08 p.m. ET, FS1

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Globe Life Field)

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 9:38 p.m. ET, FS1 (LAD 5, SD 1)
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 9:08 p.m. ET, FS1 (LAD 6, SD 5)
Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 8, 9:08 p.m. ET, MLB Network (LAD 12, SD 3)
Game 4*: Friday, Oct. 9, 9:08 p.m. ET, FS1
Game 5*: Saturday, Oct. 10, 8:08 p.m. ET, FS1

ALCS (Best-of-7)

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Petco Park

Game 1: Sunday, Oct. 11, 7:38 p.m. ET, TBS (TB 2, HOU 1)
Game 2: Monday, Oct. 12, 4:07 p.m. ET, TBS
Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 8:40 p.m. ET, TBS
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 8:40 p.m. ET, 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)

Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodges (Globe Life Field)

Game 1: Monday, Oct. 12, 8:08 p.m. ET, FOX
Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6:05 p.m. ET, FS1
Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6:05 p.m. ET, 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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