2020 MLB playoff schedule: full roster, dates, times, TV channels for each series


Nail season chaotic deserves an equally chaotic ending.

The The 2020 MLB playoffs are here, and the World events go to Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. But before two teams go head to head for one World Championship, 16 will arrive on the ground in a magnified image of eliminatory which begins Tuesday September 29th.

In a typical year, only 10 teams would take their chance to win the Commissioner's Trophy, but the Association of players and league agreed to enlarge the image of the eliminatory on opening day, putting six more teams on the field Tuesday. And to add a few wrinkles to the situation, most eliminatory will be played in four separate bubbles in the Texas and California stadiums, while there will be no days off during each series in October.

The 2020 MLB Qualifiers They start with eight best sets of three in the newly christened Wild Card Series. The first round gives way to Divisional Series, leading to Championship Series, which will ultimately lead to World Series 2020, which will be played in the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Here's what you need to know 2020 MLB Qualifiers:

MLB 2020 Playoff Group

MLB 2020 playoff schedule: full squad, dates, times, TV channels for each round 1
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National league

  • Dodgers (1) vs. Brewers (8)
  • Braves (2) vs. Red (7)
  • Small (3) vs. Marlins (6)
  • Padres (4) vs. Cardinals (5)

American league

  • Rays (1) vs. Azulejos (8)
  • Athletics (2) vs. White Sox (7)
  • Twins (3) vs. Astros (6)
  • Cleveland (4) vs. Yankees (5)

How to watch MLB playoff games

  • TV channel: ESPN, TBS, Fox, FS1, MLB network
  • TV Channel (Canada): Sportsnet
  • Current: ESPN app, Fox Sports app, fuboTV
  • Point of view: Live SN dashboard

Five networks will share the broadcast functions throughout the 2020 playoffs: ESPN and TBS will split the Wild Card series, MLB Network, TBS and FS1 will share the divisional series, Fox / FS1 will get the NLCS while TBS will get the ALCS, with the world series aired on Fox, as usual.

With a cable provider, you will be able to stream games using ESPN, TBS, and Fox apps. ESPN and Fox Networks, as well as MLB Network, are also available to stream on fuboTV.

MLB Playoff Schedule, Results

National league

Wild Card Series

Dated Game Start time TV channel Result
Wednesday September 30 Dodgers (1) vs. Brewers (8) 10 p.m. ET ESPN 4-2 Dodgers (LAD 1-0 lead)
Wednesday September 30 Braves (2) vs Reds (7) 12 p.m. ET ESPN Braves 1-0 (ATL leads 1-0)
Wednesday September 30 Small (3) vs. Marlins (6) 2 p.m. ET ABC 5-1 Marlins (MIA leader 1-0)
Wednesday September 30 Padres (4) vs. Cardinals (5) 5 p.m. ET ESPN2 7-4 cardinals (STL leads 1-0)
Thursday October 1 Dodgers (1) vs. Brewers (8) 10:09 p.m. ET ESPN Dodgers 3-0 (victoria LAD 2-0)
Thursday October 1 Braves (2) vs Reds (7) 3:03 p.m. ET ESPN Braves 5-0 (ATL 2-0 win)
Thursday October 1 Small (3) vs. Marlins (6) Postponed ESPN Game 2 postponed to 2/10
Thursday October 1 Padres (4) vs. Cardinals (5) 7:08 p.m. ESPN 11-9 Padres (series tied 1-1)
Friday October 2 Small (3) vs. Marlins (6) 2:08 p.m. ABC 2-0 Marlins (MIA gana 2-0)
Friday October 2 Padres (4) vs. Cardinals (5) 7:08 p.m. ESPN Padres 4-0 (SD win 2-1)
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National league

National League Divisions Series

Every hour in the East:

Dated Game Start time TV channel Result
Tuesday October 6 Marlins vs Braves, Game 1 2:08 p.m. FS1 9-5 Braves (ATL leads 1-0)
Tuesday October 6 Padres vs Dodgers, Game 1 9:38 p.m. FS1 Dodgers 5-1 (LAD lead 1-0)
Wednesday October 7 Marlins vs Braves, game 2 2:08 p.m. MLB red Braves 2-0 (ATL leads 2-0)
Wednesday October 7 Padres vs Dodgers, Game 2 9:08 p.m. FS1 5-1 Dodgers (LAD 2-0 lead)
Thursday 8 October Braves vs. Marlins, Game 3 2:08 p.m. FS1 Braves 7-0 (ATL wins 3-0)
Thursday 8 October Dodgers vs Parents, Game 3 9:08 p.m. MLB red 12-3 Dodgers (LAD wins 3-0)

National League Championship Series

All NLCS 2020 games will air on Fox or FS1, and can also be streamed on fuboTV. All games will be live from Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX.

Dated Game Start time TV channel Result
Monday 12 October Braves vs Dodgers, Game 1 8:08 p.m. Zorro Braves 5-1 (ATL leads 1-0)
Tuesday, October 13 Braves vs Dodgers, Game 2 6:05 p.m. FS1 8-7 Braves (ATL leads 2-0)
Wednesday October 14 Dodgers vs Braves, Game 3 6:05 p.m. FS1 Dodgers 15-3 (ATL leads 2-1)
Thursday October 15 Dodgers vs Braves, Game 4 8:08 p.m. Zorro Braves 10-2 (ATL leads 3-1)
Friday October 16 Dodgers vs Braves, Game 5 9:08 p.m. FS1 To be determined
Saturday 17th October Braves vs Dodgers, Game 6 * 4:38 p.m. FS1 To be determined
Sunday October 18 Braves vs Dodgers, Game 7 * 8:15 p.m. Zorro To be determined

*If necessary

American league

Wild Card Series

All matches will take place on the first-seeded field.

Dated Game Start time TV channel Result
Tuesday September 29 Rays (1) vs. Azulejos (8) 5 p.m. ET ABC 3-1 rays (VG leads 1-0)
Tuesday September 29 Athletics (2) vs. White Sox (7) 3 p.m. ET ESPN 4-1 White Sox (CWS lidera 1-0)
Tuesday September 29 Twins (3) vs. Astros (6) 2 p.m. ET ABC 4-1 Astros (HOU leads 1-0)
Tuesday September 29 Indios (4) vs. Yankees (5) 7 p.m. ET ESPN 12-3 Yankees (NYY 1-0 advance)
Wednesday September 30 Rays (1) vs. Azulejos (8) 4 p.m. ET TBS 8-2 spokes (TB wins 2-0)
Wednesday September 30 Athletics (2) vs. White Sox (7) 3 p.m. ET ESPN 5-3 Athletics (series tied 1-1)
Wednesday September 30 Twins (3) vs. Astros (6) 1 p.m. ET ESPN2 3-1 Astros (HOU Ghana 2-0)
Wednesday September 30 Indios (4) vs. Yankees (5) 7 p.m. ET ESPN 10-9 Yankees (NYY gana 2-0)
Thursday October 1 Athletics (2) vs. White Sox (7) 2:10 p.m. ET ESPN 5-3 Athletics (OAK wins 2-1)
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* If necessary

American League Division Series

All ALDS games will be broadcast live on TBS and take place at Petco Park in San Diego and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Every hour in the East:

Dated Game Start time TV channel Result
Monday October 5 Astros vs Athletics, Game 1 4:07 p.m. TBS 10-5 Astros (HOU leads 1-0)
Monday October 5 Yankees vs Rays, Game 1 8:07 p.m. TBS 9-3 Yankees (NYY 1-0 advance)
Tuesday October 6 Astros vs Athletics, Game 2 4:37 p.m. TBS 5-2 Astros (HOU leads 2-0)
Tuesday October 6 Yankees vs Rays, Game 2 8:10 p.m. TBS 7-5 spokes (series tied 1-1)
Wednesday October 7 Athletics vs. Astros, Game 3 3:35 p.m. TBS 9-7 Athletics (HOU leads 2-1)
Wednesday October 7 Rays vs. Yankees, Juego 3 7:10 p.m. TBS 8-4 spokes (VG leads 2-1)
Thursday 8 October Athletics vs. Astros, Game 4 3:35 p.m. TBS 11-6 Astros (HOU Ghana 3-1)
Thursday 8 October Rays vs. Yankees, Juego 4 7:10 p.m. TBS 5-1 Yankees (series tied 2-2)
Friday October 9 Yankees vs Rays, Game 5 7:10 p.m. TBS Rays 2-1 (VG wins 3-2)

American League Championship Series

All ALCS games will take place at Petco Park in San Diego and will be broadcast exclusively on TBS.

Dated Game Start time TV channel Result
Sunday October 11 Astros vs Rays, Game 1 7:37 p.m. TBS 2-1 spokes (VG leads 1-0)
Monday 12 October Astros vs Rays, game 2 4:07 p.m. TBS 4-2 rays (VG leads 2-0)
Tuesday, October 13 Rays vs. Astros, Game 3 8:40 p.m. TBS 5-2 rays (VG leads 3-0)
Wednesday October 14 Rays vs. Astros, Game 4 8:40 p.m. TBS 4-3 Astros (VG leads 3-1)
Thursday October 15 Rays vs. Astros, Game 5 5:07 p.m. TBS 4-3 Astros (VG leads 3-2)
Friday October 16 Astros vs Rays, part 6 6:07 p.m. TBS To be determined
Saturday 17th October Astros vs Rays, game 7 * 8:37 p.m. TBS To be determined

* If necessary

World Series Calendar

The 2020 World Series will be held exclusively at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. It's the only postseason series in 2020 that also includes days off.

In years past, the first launch of the World Series is typically around 8:07 p.m. ET, so expect that for 2020.

Dated Game Start time TV channel Result
Tuesday, October 20 Game 1 To be determined Zorro To be determined
Wednesday October 21 Game 2 To be determined Zorro To be determined
Friday 23 October Game 3 To be determined Zorro To be determined
Saturday 24 October Game 4 To be determined Zorro To be determined
Sunday 25 October 5 * game To be determined Zorro To be determined
Tuesday October 27 Game 6 * To be determined Zorro To be determined
Wednesday October 28 Game 7 * To be determined Zorro To be determined

* If necessary

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