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2018 MLB Postseason TV Schedule on Fox, FS1, TBS, ESPN and MLB Network

The 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason has arrived! From October 1-31, a champion will be determined among the ten teams involved. The league’s broadcast partners this playoff season include Fox, FS1, TBS, ESPN and MLB Network.

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The postseason begins with Game No. 163 for four National League teams, thanks to two divisions with a tie for the lead at the end of the 162-game regular season.

First up on Oct. 1, the National League Central division winner will be determined between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Following that game, the National League West division winner will be decided at Dodger Stadium between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The winners of each tiebreaker game will play in their respective National League Division Series, beginning Oct. 4; its losers will play in the Oct. 2 National League Wild Card game at the home of the National League Central participant.

As for the entire postseason picture, both World Series teams from last year — the Houston Astros and the aforementioned Los Angeles Dodgers — have returned.

The Boston Red Sox earned the best record in the Major Leagues, with 108 wins in the regular season – the franchise’s best-ever mark in its 118-year history.

Also returning to the playoffs from last year are: the aforementioned Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies, the New York Yankees, and the American League Central division winners, the Cleveland Indians where they will play the A.L. West division winner (and defending World Champion) Houston Astros in the Division Series.

The Milwaukee Brewers appear in their first postseason in seven years. N.L. East winner Atlanta Braves are in their first playoffs in five years. And, the Oakland Athletics, who surprised about every baseball prognosticator, reach their first postseason in four years.

All games aired on MLB Network, TBS and Fox will be available to MLB.TV subscribers who are authenticated subscribers to the applicable network through a participating pay TV provider. (Cord cutters will be unable to view the MLB postseason via MLB.TV).

The following is the playoff baseball schedule, including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers (all times Eastern; subject to change):

Updated Thu., Oct. 18, 2018 11:45 p.m. EDT

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Monday, October 1, 2018

National League Central Division Tie-Breaker
Milwaukee BrewersChicago Cubs (1 p.m., ESPN)
ESPN TV announcers: Karl Ravech, Eduardo Perez, Tim Kurkjian

National League West Division Tie-Breaker
Colorado RockiesLos Angeles Dodgers (4 p.m., ESPN)
ESPN TV announcers: Jon Sciambi, Rick Sutcliffe, David Ross

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

National League Wild Card
Colorado RockiesChicago Cubs (8 p.m., ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes)
ESPN announcers: Matt Vasgersian, Jessica Mendoza, Alex Rodriguez, Buster Olney
ESPN2 (statistic-centric telecast) announcers: Jason Benetti, Eduardo Perez, Mike Petriello
ESPN Deportes announcers: Ernesto Jerez, Luis Alfredo Alvarez
ESPN Radio announcers: Dan Shulman, Chris Singleton
ESPN Deportes Radio announcers: Jose Francisco Rivera, Orlando ‘El Duque’ Hernandez

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

American League Wild Card
Oakland AthleticsNew York Yankees (8 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Dennis Eckersley, Lauren Shehadi
ESPN Radio announcers: Jon Sciambi, Eduardo Perez

Thursday, October 4, 2018

National League Division Series Game 1
Colorado RockiesMilwaukee Brewers (5:07 p.m., FS1)
FS1 announcers: Kenny Albert, AJ Pierzynski, David Cone, JP Morosi

National League Division Series Game 1
Atlanta Braves @ Los Angeles Dodgers (8:37 p.m., MLB Network)
MLB Network announcers: Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Tom Verducci

Friday, October 5, 2018

American League Division Series Game 1
Cleveland IndiansHouston Astros (2:05 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Don Orsillo, Dennis Eckersley, Hazel Mae
TBS (Spanish) announcers: José Medellin, Marcelo Godoy

National League Division Series Game 2
Colorado RockiesMilwaukee Brewers (4:15 p.m., FS1)
FS1 announcers: Kenny Albert, AJ Pierzynski, David Cone, JP Morosi

American League Division Series Game 1
New York YankeesBoston Red Sox (7:32 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Lauren Shehadi
TBS (Spanish) announcers: Pete Manzano, Fernando Palacios

National League Division Series Game 2
Atlanta Braves @ Los Angeles Dodgers (9:37 p.m., FS1)
FS1 announcers: Joe Davis, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal

Saturday, October 6, 2018

American League Division Series Game 2
Cleveland IndiansHouston Astros (4:37 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Don Orsillo, Dennis Eckersley, Hazel Mae
TBS (Spanish) announcers: José Medellin, Marcelo Godoy

American League Division Series Game 2
New York YankeesBoston Red Sox (8:15 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Lauren Shehadi
TBS (Spanish) announcers: Pete Manzano, Fernando Palacios

Sunday, October 7, 2018

National League Division Series Game 3
Milwaukee BrewersColorado Rockies (4:37 p.m., MLB Network)
MLB Network announcers: Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, JP Morosi

National League Division Series Game 3
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Atlanta Braves (8:07 p.m., FS1)
FS1 announcers: Joe Davis, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal

Monday, October 8, 2018

American League Division Series Game 3
Houston AstrosCleveland Indians (1:30, TBS)
TBS announcers: Don Orsillo, Dennis Eckersley, Hazel Mae
TBS (Spanish) announcers: José Medellin, Marcelo Godoy

National League Division Series Game 4
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Atlanta Braves (4:30 p.m., FS1)
FS1 announcers: Joe Davis, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal

American League Division Series Game 3
Boston Red SoxNew York Yankees (7:40 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Lauren Shehadi
TBS (Spanish) announcers: Pete Manzano, Fernando Palacios

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

American League Division Series Game 4
Boston Red SoxNew York Yankees (8:00 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Lauren Shehadi
TBS (Spanish) announcers: Pete Manzano, Fernando Palacios

Friday, October 12, 2018

National League Championship Series Game 1
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers (8:09 p.m., FS1)
FS1 announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal
Fox Deportes announcers: Rolamdo Nichols, Edgar Gonzalez

Saturday, October 13, 2018

National League Championship Series Game 2
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers (4:09 p.m., Fox)
FS1 announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal
Fox Deportes announcers: Rolamdo Nichols, Edgar Gonzalez

American League Championship Series Game 1
Houston AstrosBoston Red Sox (8:09 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Lauren Shehadi
TBS (Spanish) announcers: Pete Manzano, Fernando Palacios

Sunday, October 14, 2018

American League Championship Series Game 2
Houston AstrosBoston Red Sox (7:09 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Lauren Shehadi
TBS (Spanish) announcers: Pete Manzano, Fernando Palacios

Monday, October 15, 2018

National League Championship Series Game 3
Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers (7:39 p.m., FS1)
FS1 announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal
Fox Deportes announcers: Rolamdo Nichols, Edgar Gonzalez

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

National League Championship Series Game 4
Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers (9:09 p.m., FS1)
FS1 announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal
Fox Deportes announcers: Rolamdo Nichols, Edgar Gonzalez

American League Championship Series Game 3
Boston Red SoxHouston Astros (5:09 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Lauren Shehadi
TBS (Spanish) announcers: Pete Manzano, Fernando Palacios

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

National League Championship Series Game 5
Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers (5:09 p.m., FS1)
FS1 announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal
Fox Deportes announcers: Rolamdo Nichols, Edgar Gonzalez

American League Championship Series Game 4
Boston Red SoxHouston Astros (8:09 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Lauren Shehadi
TBS (Spanish) announcers: Pete Manzano, Fernando Palacios

Thursday, October 18, 2018

American League Championship Series Game 5
Boston Red SoxHouston Astros (8:09 p.m., TBS)
TBS announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Lauren Shehadi
TBS (Spanish) announcers: Pete Manzano, Fernando Palacios

Friday, October 19, 2018

National League Championship Series Game 6
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers (8:39 p.m., FS1)
FS1 announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal
Fox Deportes announcers: Rolamdo Nichols, Edgar Gonzalez

Saturday, October 20, 2018

National League Championship Series Game 7, if necessary
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers (9:09 p.m., FS1)
FS1 announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal
Fox Deportes announcers: Rolamdo Nichols, Edgar Gonzalez


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

World Series Game 1
Los Angeles Dodgers or Milwaukee Brewers @ Boston Red Sox (8:00 p.m., Fox)
Fox announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

World Series Game 2
Los Angeles Dodgers or Milwaukee Brewers @ Boston Red Sox (8:00 p.m., Fox)
Fox announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci

Friday, October 26, 2018

World Series Game 3
(8:00 p.m., Fox)
Fox announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci

Saturday, October 27, 2018

World Series Game 4
(8:00 p.m., Fox)
Fox announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci

Sunday, October 28, 2018

World Series Game 5 (if necessary) (8:00 p.m., Fox)
Fox announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

World Series Game 6 (if necessary) (8:00 p.m., Fox)
Fox announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

World Series Game 7 (if necessary) (8:00 p.m., Fox)
Fox announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal, Tom Verducci

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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