2020 MLB POSTSEASON SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED


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2020 POSTSEASON SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Postseason to Begin on Tuesday, September 29th with AL Wild Card Series;

The 116th World Series Slated for Tuesday, October 20th Start in Arlington, Texas

Beginning with Division Series, AL Games Will Be Held in Los Angeles and

San Diego; NL Games after Wild Card Series in Arlington and Houston

         Major League Baseball today announced the schedule for the 2020 Postseason, which is set to open with the American League’s inaugural Wild Card Series on Tuesday, September 29th and the National League’s first Wild Card Series openers on Wednesday, September 30th. In the first neutral site Fall Classic in modern history, Game One of the 2020 World Series on FOX is set for Tuesday, October 20th at the new home of the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. A potential Game Seven of the World Series is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th. 

         All best-of-three Wild Card Series, which are presented by Hankook, will be played at the regular season home ballparks of each league’s top four seeds and be televised exclusively by ESPN and TBS. Then, beginning with the Division Series, Clubs will shift to neutral site locations for the duration of the 2020 Postseason due to health, safety and competitive considerations. American League games from the Division Series forward will be held in Los Angeles and San Diego, and National League games from the Division Series forward will be played in Arlington and Houston.

·San Diego’s Petco Park will host the American League Division Series, which are presented by Utz, that features the matchup with the winners of the 1/8 and 4/5 Wild Card Series.

·Dodger Stadium will feature the ALDS with the winners of the 2/7 and 3/6 Wild Card Series.

oBoth best-of-five ALDS will be scheduled for Monday, October 5th through Friday, October 9th.

·Arlington’s Globe Life Field will host the National League Division Series, which are presented by Doosan, that includes the winners of the 1/8 and 4/5 Wild Card Series.

·Houston’s Minute Maid Park will feature the NLDS with the winners of the 2/7 and 3/6 Wild Card Series. 

oBoth best-of-five NLDS will be scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 10th.

·San Diego will welcome the American League Championship Series, which is presented by GEICO, from Sunday, October 11th through as late as Saturday, October 17th. The ALCS will be exclusively telecast by TBS.

·Arlington will stage the National League Championship Series, which is presented by Camping World, from Monday, October 12th through as late as Sunday, October 18th. The NLCS will be exclusively broadcast by FOX or FS1.

All games telecast on FOX, TBS and MLB Network will be available to MLB.TV subscribers who are authenticated subscribers to the applicable network through a participating pay TV provider.

ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2020 MLB Postseason games.

The 2020 Postseason schedule, subject to change, accompanies this press release and can be viewed in its entirety at MLB.com/postseason.

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Contact: Matt Bourne or Michael Teevan, Major League Baseball, (212) 931-7878, mlbpressbox.com, @MLB_PR.

WILD CARD SERIES Presented by Hankook on ESPN and TBS

Best-of-Three (Italics below indicate If Necessary)

Hosted by Each League’s Top 4 Seeds

Date

Round

Game

Tuesday, September 29th

AL Wild Card Series A (1/8)

Game 1

AL Wild Card Series B (2/7)

Game 1

AL Wild Card Series C (3/6)

Game 1

AL Wild Card Series D (4/5)

Game 1

Wednesday, September 30th

AL Wild Card Series A (1/8)

Game 2

AL Wild Card Series B (2/7)

Game 2

AL Wild Card Series C (3/6)

Game 2

AL Wild Card Series D (4/5)

Game 2

NL Wild Card Series A (1/8)

Game 1

NL Wild Card Series B (2/7)

Game 1

NL Wild Card Series C (3/6)

Game 1

NL Wild Card Series D (4/5)

Game 1

Thursday, October 1st

AL Wild Card Series A (1/8)

Game 3

AL Wild Card Series B (2/7)

Game 3

AL Wild Card Series C (3/6)

Game 3

AL Wild Card Series D (4/5)

Game 3

NL Wild Card Series A (1/8)

Game 2

NL Wild Card Series B (2/7)

Game 2

NL Wild Card Series C (3/6)

Game 2

NL Wild Card Series D (4/5)

Game 2

Friday, October 2nd

NL Wild Card Series A (1/8)

Game 3

NL Wild Card Series B (2/7)

Game 3

NL Wild Card Series C (3/6)

Game 3

NL Wild Card Series D (4/5)

Game 3

DIVISION SERIES

Best-of-Five (Italics below indicate If Necessary)

ALDS presented by Utz in San Diego and Los Angeles;

NLDS presented by Doosan in Arlington and Houston

Date

Round

Game

Site (Matchup)

Network

Monday, October 5th

AL Division Series A

Game 1

San Diego, (1/8 vs. 4/5 winners)

TBS

AL Division Series B

Game 1

Los Angeles (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners)

TBS

Tuesday, October 6th

AL Division Series A

Game 2

San Diego, (1/8 vs 4/5 winners)

TBS

AL Division Series B

Game 2

Los Angeles (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners)

TBS

NL Division Series A

Game 1

Arlington (1/8 vs. 4/5 winners)

FS1 or MLBN

NL Division Series B

Game 1

Houston (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners)

FS1 or MLBN

Wednesday, October 7th

AL Division Series A

Game 3

San Diego, (1/8 vs 4/5 winners)

TBS

AL Division Series B

Game 3

Los Angeles (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners)

TBS

NL Division Series A

Game 2

Arlington (1/8 vs. 4/5 winners)

FS1 or MLBN

NL Division Series B

Game 2

Houston (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners)

FS1 or MLBN

Thursday, October 8th

AL Division Series A

Game 4

San Diego, (1/8 vs 4/5 winners)

TBS

AL Division Series B

Game 4

Los Angeles (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners)

TBS

NL Division Series A

Game 3

Arlington (1/8 vs. 4/5 winners)

FS1 or MLBN

NL Division Series B

Game 3

Houston (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners)

FS1 or MLBN

Friday, October 9th

AL Division Series A

Game 5

San Diego, (1/8 vs 4/5 winners)

TBS

AL Division Series B

Game 5

Los Angeles (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners)

TBS

NL Division Series A

Game 4

Arlington (1/8 vs. 4/5 winners)

FS1

NL Division Series B

Game 4

Houston (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners)

FS1

Saturday, October 10th

NL Division Series A

Game 5

Arlington (1/8 vs. 4/5 winners)

FS1

NL Division Series B

Game 5

Houston (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners)

FS1

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Best-of-Seven (Italics below indicate If Necessary)

ALCS presented by GEICO in San Diego;

NLCS presented by Camping World in Arlington

Date

Round

Game

Site (Matchup)

Network

Sunday, October 11th

ALCS

Game 1

San Diego

TBS

Monday, October 12th

ALCS

Game 2

San Diego

TBS

NLCS

Game 1

Arlington

FOX or FS1

Tuesday, October 13th

ALCS

Game 3

San Diego

TBS

NLCS

Game 2

Arlington

FOX or FS1

Wednesday, October 14th

ALCS

Game 4

San Diego

TBS

NLCS

Game 3

Arlington

FOX or FS1

Thursday, October 15th

ALCS

Game 5

San Diego

TBS

NLCS

Game 4

Arlington

FOX or FS1

Friday, October 16th

ALCS

Game 6

San Diego

TBS

NLCS

Game 5

Arlington

FOX or FS1

Saturday, October 17th

ALCS

Game 7

San Diego

TBS

NLCS

Game 6

Arlington

FOX or FS1

Sunday, October 18th

NLCS

Game 7

Arlington

FOX or FS1

THE 116th WORLD SERIES

Best-of-Seven (Italics below indicate If Necessary)

Globe Life Field * Arlington, Texas

Date

Round

Game

Site

Network

Tuesday, October 20th

World Series

Game 1

Arlington

FOX

Wednesday, October 21st

World Series

Game 2

Arlington

FOX

Thursday, October 22nd

OFF DAY

Friday, October 23rd

World Series

Game 3

Arlington

FOX

Saturday, October 24th

World Series

Game 4

Arlington

FOX

Sunday, October 25th

World Series

Game 5

Arlington

FOX

Monday, October 26th

OFF DAY

Tuesday, October 27th

World Series

Game 6

Arlington

FOX

Wednesday, October 28th

World Series

Game 7

Arlington

FOX

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