2018 World Series And MLB Postseason Schedule, Which Begins Oct. 2 With NL Wild Card Game

While all three of the National League divisions remain tight races, MLB announced its 2018 postseason schedule, which begins Tuesday, Oct. 2, with the NL Wild Card Game. The American League Wild Card teams will play Wednesday, Oct. 3.


Both NL Division Series begin Thursday, Oct. 4, and all four teams will play Game 2 of their respective series the following day. Should either series go the distance, Game 5s are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Similarly, both ALDS matchups will play Game 1 on the same day as well, which is Friday, Oct. 5. If either ALDS reaches a Game 5, that’s set for Thursday, Oct. 11.

Game 1 of the NL Championship Series is due to be played Friday, Oct. 12, with Game 2 set for the following day. If the NLCS goes to a Game 7, that would be played Saturday, Oct. 20.

The ALCS begins Saturday, Oct. 13, and could extend to Sunday, Oct. 21, should the teams play to a Game 7.

Regardless of how each LCS unfolds, the World Series begins Tuesday, Oct. 23, with Game 1 televised live on FOX. This year’s Fall Classic includes YouTube TV as the presenting sponsor, and will feature exclusive content available through the live service.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to extend their unprecedented streak of NL West division titles to six in a row. They remain in the hunt for the best overall record in the league, which would mean facing the winner of the Wild Card Game in the NLDS.

Such was the case last season when the Dodgers opened up postseason play against the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks.

Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox remain in strong position to unseat the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros for the best overall record in the AL.

A programming note for Dodgers fans, is it’s conceivable Joe Davis could call one of the club’s postseason games for Fox Sports 1.

Complete 2018 MLB postseason and World Series schedules included below, along with TV information. Start times have not yet been announced.

NL Wild Card Game

Tuesday, Oct. 2 (ESPN)

AL Wild Card Game

Wednesday, Oct. 3 (TBS)


Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 4, home (FS1 or MLB Network)
Game 2: Friday, Oct. 5, home (FS1 or MLB Network)
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 7, away (FS1 or MLB Network)
Game 4*: Monday, Oct. 8 away (FS1)
Game 5*: Wednesday, Oct. 10, home (FS1)


Game 1: Friday, Oct. 5, home (TBS)
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 6, home (TBS)
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 8, away (TBS)
Game 4*: Tuesday, Oct. 9, away (TBS)
Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 11, home (TBS)


Game 1: Friday, Oct. 12, home (FOX or FS1)
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 13, home (FOX or FS1)
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 15, away (FOX or FS1)
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 16, away (FOX or FS1)
Game 5*: Wednesday, Oct. 17, away (FOX or FS1)
Game 6*: Friday, Oct. 19, home (FOX or FS1)
Game 7*: Saturday, Oct. 20, home (FOX or FS1)


Game 1: Saturday, Oct. 13, home (TBS)
Game 2: Sunday, Oct. 14, home (TBS)
Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 16, away (TBS)
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 17, away (TBS)
Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 18, away (TBS)
Game 6*: Saturday, Oct. 20, home (TBS)
Game 7*: Sunday, Oct. 21, home (TBS)

World Series

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 23, home (FOX)
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 24, home (FOX)
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 26, away (FOX)
Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 27, away (FOX)
Game 5*: Sunday, Oct. 28, away (FOX)
Game 6*: Tuesday, Oct. 30, home (FOX)
Game 7*: Wednesday, Oct. 31, home (FOX)

*If necessary

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