While races for two of the National League division and the Wild Card Game remain tight, MLB announced its 2019 postseason schedule, which begins Tuesday, Oct. 1, with the NL Wild Card Game. The American League Wild Card teams will play Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Both NL Division Series begin Thursday, Oct. 2, 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. 9.
Similarly, both ALDS matchups will play Game 1 on the same day as well, which is Friday, Oct. 4. If either ALDS reaches a Game 5, that’s set for Thursday, Oct. 10.
Game 1 of the NL Championship Series is due to be played Friday, Oct. 11, with Game 2 set for the following day. If the NLCS goes to a Game 7, that would be played Saturday, Oct. 19.
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. 21, with Game 1 and the entire series televised live on FOX.
The Los Angeles Dodgers extended their unprecedented streak of NL West division titles to seven in a row this year. They additionally have the top record in the NL, and are competing with the New York Yankees and Houston Astros for the best overall mark.
Thus, the Dodgers are currently tracking to face the winner of the Wild Card Game in the NLDS.
If the Dodgers secure the best record in baseball, they would earn home-field advantage throughout the entire postseason. Such was the case in 2017. However in 2018 the Dodgers required a Game 163 just to win their division, so they did not have home-field in either the NLCS or World Series.
A programming note for Dodgers fans, the NL portion of the postseason will be on TBS this year, so if Joe Davis calls a postseason series for Fox, it will be an AL series.
Complete 2019 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. 1 (TBS)
AL Wild Card Game
Wednesday, Oct. 2 (ESPN)
Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 3, home (TBS)
Game 2: Friday, Oct. 4, home (TBS)
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 6, away (TBS)
Game 4*: Monday, Oct. 7, away (TBS)
Game 5*: Wednesday, Oct. 9, home (TBS)
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 4, home (FS1 or MLB Network)
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 5, home (FS1 or MLB Network)
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 7, away (FS1 or MLB Network)
Game 4*: Tuesday, Oct. 8, away (FS1)
Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 10, home (FS1)
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 11, home (TBS)
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 12, home (TBS)
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 14, away (TBS)
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 15, away (TBS)
Game 5*: Wednesday, Oct. 16, away (TBS)
Game 6*: Friday, Oct. 18, home (TBS)
Game 7*: Saturday, Oct. 19, home (TBS)
Game 1: Saturday, Oct. 12, home (FOX or FS1)
Game 2: Sunday, Oct. 13, home (FOX or FS1)
Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 15, away (FOX or FS1)
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 16, away (FOX or FS1)
Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 17, away (FOX or FS1)
Game 6*: Saturday, Oct. 19, home (FOX or FS1)
Game 7*: Sunday, Oct. 20, home (FOX or FS1)
Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 22, home (FOX)
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 23, home (FOX)
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 25, away (FOX)
Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 26, away (FOX)
Game 5*: Sunday, Oct. 27, away (FOX)
Game 6*: Tuesday, Oct. 29, home (FOX)
Game 7*: Wednesday, Oct. 30, home (FOX)