2021 MLB playoffs: Bracket, postseason baseball schedule as Dodgers walk off to eliminate Cardinals

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The 2021 Major League Baseball postseason is here. This year’s playoffs mark a go back to some sense of normalcy for the sport. Gone are the neutral websites, the fan-less video games, and the 16-team format; the ideas of home-field benefit and sellouts are back, therefore is the 10-team field. For a tip on how the rounds usually work, here’s a fast refresher:

  • Wild Card Game: Winner advances
  • Division Series (2 per league): Best-of-five series
  • Championship Series: Best-of-seven series
  • World Series: Best-of-seven series

So what does the MLB playoff bracket appear like? Below you’ll discover the schedule and the outcomes for all the rounds as they play out, extending through the League Division and Championship Series, and concluding with — what else — the 2021 World Series.

2021 MLB playoff bracket


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2021 MLB postseason schedule

All video games on the ESPN networks, Fox, FS1 and MLB Network can be streamed by means of fuboTV (Try free of charge). 

Wild Card Games (single removal)

League Division Series (best-of-five)

Thurs., Oct. 7

ALDS Game 1

Astros vs. White Sox

4:07 p.m.

FS1

ALDS Game 1

Red Sox vs. Rays

8:07 p.m.

FS1

Fri., Oct. 8

ALDS Game 2

Astros vs. White Sox

2:07 p.m.

MLB Network

NLDS Game 1

Brewers vs. Braves

4:37 p.m.

TBS

ALDS Game 2

Red Sox vs. Rays

7:02 p.m.

FS1

NLDS Game 1

Dodgers vs. Giants

9:37 p.m.

TBS

Sat., Oct. 9

NLDS Game 2

Brewers vs. Braves

5:07 p.m.

TBS

NLDS Game 2

Dodgers vs. Giants

9:07 p.m.

TBS

Sun., Oct. 10

ALDS Game 3

Rays vs. Red Sox

4:07 p.m.

MLB Network

ALDS Game 3

White Sox vs. Astros

8:07 p.m.

FS1

Mon., Oct. 11

ALDS Game 4 (if nec.)

Rays vs. Red Sox

TBA

FS1 or MLB Network

ALDS Game 4 (if nec.)

White Sox vs. Astros

TBA

FS1 or MLB Network

NLDS Game 3

Braves vs. Brewers

TBA

TBS

NLDS Game 3

Giants vs. Dodgers

TBA

TBS

Tues., Oct. 12

NLDS Game 4 (if nec.)

Braves vs. Brewers

TBA

TBS

NLDS Game 4 (if nec.)

Giants vs. Dodgers

TBA

TBS

Weds., Oct. 13

ALDS Game 5 (if nec.)

Astros vs. White Sox

TBA

FS1

ALDS Game 5 (if nec.)

Red Sox vs. Rays

TBA

FS1

Thurs., Oct 14

NLDS Game 5 (if nec.)

Brewers vs. Braves

TBA

TBS

NLDS Game 5 (if nec.)

Dodgers vs. Giants

TBA

TBS

League Championship Series (best-of-seven)

Fri., Oct. 15

ALCS Game 1

TBD

TBA

Fox

Sat., Oct. 16

ALCS Game 2

TBD

TBA

Fox or FS1

NLCS Game 1

TBD

TBA

TBS

Sun., Oct. 17

NLCS Game 2

TBD

TBA

TBS

Mon., Oct. 18

ALCS Game 3

TBD

TBA

FS1

Tues., Oct. 19

ALCS Game 4

TBD

TBA

FS1

NLCS Game 3

TBD

TBA

TBS

Weds., Oct. 20

ALCS Game 5 (if nec.)

TBD

TBA

FS1

NLCS Game 4

TBD

TBA

TBS

Thurs., Oct. 21

NLCS Game 5 (if nec.)

TBD

TBA

TBS

Fri., Oct. 22

ALCS Game 6 (if nec.)

TBD

TBA

TBS

Sat., Oct. 23

ALCS Game 7 (if nec.)

TBD

TBA

Fox or FS1

NLCS Game 6 (if nec.)

TBD

TBA

TBS

Sun., Oct. 24

NLCS Game 7 (if nec.)

TBD

TBA

TBS

World Series (best-of-seven)

Tues., Oct. 26

Game 1

TBD

TBA

Fox

Weds., Oct. 27

Game 2

TBD

TBA

Fox

Fri., Oct. 29

Game 3

TBD

TBA

Fox

Sat., Oct. 30

Game 4

TBD

TBA

Fox

Sun., Oct. 31

Game 5 (if nec.)

TBD

TBA

Fox

Tues., Nov. 2

Game 6 (if nec.)

TBD

TBA

Fox

Weds., Nov. 3

Game 7 (if nec.)

TBD

TBA

Fox

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