MLB playoff schedule 2013

MLB playoff schedule 2013: TBS has coverage of the NL Wild Card Oct. 1-2, and TBS and MLB Network share coverage of the Division Series beginning Oct. 3.

MLB Playoff Schedule 2013

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Rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig has been a catalyst for the Los Angeles Dodgers since his June debut, helping the Dodgers get into the position of contending for a World Series. He’s an electrifying player who will get a lot of attention this October. It remains to be seen if that attention is for spectacular play that lifts his team or for immature behavior that sinks it.

The MLB regular season ends Sept. 29, and few races remained to be settled in the last days of September. The Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and Oakland A’s clinched their division titles in the AL, with the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers in a one-game tiebreaker to face the Cleveland Indians in the Wild Card Game. In the NL, the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and Dodgers locked up division titles, while the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates — yes, those Pittsburgh Pirates, who haven’t had a playoff appearance or a winning season since 1992 — will end up in the do-or-die Wild-Card playoff game.

The Wild-Card winners advance to the best-of-five-game Division Series beginning Oct. 3 on TBS. The Division Series games return to the usual 2-2-1 format this year, with the division winners playing the first two games and a deciding Game 5 at home. TBS airs the bulk of Division Series games, with additional games Oct. 4 and 7 on MLB Network. The best-of-seven League Championship Series begin Oct. 11, split between TBS (NL) and FOX (AL). The World Series begins Oct. 23 on FOX at the AL champion’s home park, thanks to the Junior Circuit’s 3-0 win over the NL in the All-Star Game. World Series Game 7, if necessary, is scheduled for Oct. 31.

Game 7 wasn’t an issue last year, as the San Francisco Giants declawed the Detroit Tigers in a four-game World Series sweep. The Giants won’t be an issue this year, as they were 17 games back at the time of this writing.

MLB Playoff Schedule at a Glance
Wild-Card Games, TBS (Oct. 1-2)
Division Series, TBS & MLB Network (Beginning Oct. 3)
National League Championship Series, TBS (Beginning Oct. 11)
American League Championship Series, FOX (Beginning Oct. 12)
World Series, FOX (Beginning Oct. 23)

MLB Playoff Schedule 2013

Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV
NL Wild Card Cincinnati 2, Pittsburgh 6 Tue, Oct 1 TBS
Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV
AL Wild Card Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0 Wed, Oct 2 TBS
NLDS
Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV
Game 1 Pittsburgh at St. Louis Thu, Oct 3 5:00 PM TBS
Game 2 Pittsburgh at St. Louis Fri, Oct 4 1:00 PM MLBN
Game 3 St. Louis at Pittsburgh Sun, Oct 6 TBD TBS
Game 4* St. Louis at Pittsburgh Mon, Oct 7 TBD TBS/MLBN
Game 5* Pittsburgh at St. Louis Wed, Oct 9 TBD TBS
NLDS
Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV
Game 1 LA Dodgers at Atlanta Thu, Oct 3 8:30 PM TBS
Game 2 LA Dodgers at Atlanta Fri, Oct 4 6:00 PM TBS
Game 3 Atlanta at LA Dodgers Sun, Oct 6 TBD TBS
Game 4* Atlanta at LA Dodgers Mon, Oct 7 TBD TBS/MLBN
Game 5* LA Dodgers at Atlanta Wed, Oct 9 TBD TBS
ALDS
Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV
Game 1 Tampa Bay at Boston Fri, Oct 4 3:00 PM TBS
Game 2 Tampa Bay at Boston Sat, Oct 5 5:30 PM TBS
Game 3 Boston at Tampa Bay Mon, Oct 7 TBD TBS/MLBN
Game 4* Boston at Tampa Bay Tue, Oct 8 TBD TBS
Game 5* Tampa Bay at Boston Thu, Oct 10 TBD TBS
ALDS
Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV
Game 1 Detroit at Oakland Fri, Oct 4 9:30 PM TBS
Game 2 Detroit at Oakland Sat, Oct 5 9:00 PM TBS
Game 3 Oakland at Detroit Mon, Oct 7 TBD TBS/MLBN
Game 4* Oakland at Detroit Tue, Oct 8 TBD TBS
Game 5* Detroit at Oakland Thu, Oct 10 TBD TBS
NLCS
Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV
Game 1 LAD at STL Fri, Oct 11 8:30pm TBS
Game 2 LAD at STL Sat, Oct 12 4pm TBS
Game 3 STL at LAD Mon, Oct 14 8pm TBS
Game 4 STL at LAD Tue, Oct 15 8pm TBS
Game 5* STL at LAD Wed, Oct 16 4pm TBS
Game 6* LAD at STL Fri, Oct 18 8:30pm TBS
Game 7* LAD at STL Sat, Oct 19 8:30pm TBS
ALCS
Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV
Game 1 DET at BOS Sat, Oct 12 8pm FOX
Game 2 DET at BOS Sun, Oct 13 8pm FOX
Game 3 BOS at DET Tue, Oct 15 4pm FOX
Game 4 BOS at DET Wed, Oct 16 8pm FOX
Game 5* BOS at DET Thu, Oct 17 8pm FOX
Game 6* DET at BOS Sat, Oct 19 4:30pm FOX
Game 7* DET at BOS Sun, Oct 20 8pm FOX
World Series
Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV
Game 1 NL Champion at AL Champion Wed, Oct 23 TBD FOX
Game 2 NL Champion at AL Champion Thu, Oct 24 TBD FOX
Game 3 AL Champion at NL Champion Sat, Oct 26 TBD FOX
Game 4 AL Champion at NL Champion Sun, Oct 27 TBD FOX
Game 5* AL Champion at NL Champion Mon, Oct 28 TBD FOX
Game 6* NL Champion at AL Champion Wed, Oct 30 TBD FOX
Game 7* NL Champion at AL Champion Thu, Oct 31 TBD FOX

*If Necessary

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