As the Major League Baseball season is now a little less than two months away until the playoffs begin, MLB announced its official postseason schedule on Monday.
After the scheduled regular-season finales end on Sunday, Oct. 4, any regular-season tiebreakers would be played the next day. Then, the playoffs will be underway on Tuesday, Oct. 6, with the American League Wild Card Game and the National League Wild Card Game will be played the next day.
The complete postseason schedule can be seen below:
AL Wild Card Game: October 6
NL Wild Card Game: October 7
ALDS: October 8 — Game 5, if necessary, October 14
NLDS: October 9 — Game 5, if necessary, October 15
ALCS: October 16 — Game 7, if necessary, October 24
NLCS: October 17 — Game 7, if necessary, October 25
World Series dates
Game 1: October 27
Game 2: October 28
Game 3: October 30
Game 4: October 31
Game 5 (if necessary): November 1
Game 6 (if necessary): November 3
Game 7 (if necessary): November 4
Unless there is a sweep in the World Series this year, there will be November Baseball for the fourth time in World Series history. The first two occurrences, however, were for special reasons.
The first time we saw November Baseball was a time that we will all deeply remember. Games 6 and 7 of the 2001 World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees were played on Nov. 3 and 4 after MLB suspended play for six days following the Sept. 11 attacks. In 2009, the start to the season was delayed because of the World Baseball Classic, and three World Series games were played in November, ended on Nov. 4.
And in 2010, the Giants defeated the Rangers in Game 5 of the World Series to be crowned champions on Nov. 1.