After an extended wild card round that included 16 teams, with the eight higher seeds hosting the best-of-three series, Major League Baseball switches to a bubble format similar to thatfor the rest of the postseason with games in neutral locations. American League teams will play in Los Angeles and San Diego. National League teams play in Houston and Arlington, Texas. The World Series is played in Arlington in Globe Life Park, the new home of the Texas Rangers.
In the American League Division Series, the Tampa Bay Rays play the New York Yankees in San Diego and the Oakland A̵
In the National League Division Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers play against the San Diego Padres in Arlington and the Atlanta Braves against the Miami Marlins in Houston. Travis d’Arnaud led the Braves in a 9-5 win on Tuesday afternoon, while a sixth inning in four runs propelled the Dodgers to a Game 1 win.
Postseason games on Wednesday October 7th
- Marlins vs. Braves, Game 2 at 2:08 p.m. ET (11:08 p.m. PT) on the MLB Network
- Astros vs. A’s, Game 3 at 3:35 p.m. ET (12:35 p.m. PT) on TBS
- Yankees vs. Rays, Game 3 at 7:10 p.m. ET (4:10 p.m. PT) on TBS
- Padres vs. Dodgers, Game 2 at 9:08 p.m. ET (6:08 p.m. PT) on FS1
Read on to learn how to watch today’s games along with the rest of the 2020 wired MLB playoffs.
What are the ALDS and NLDS matchups?
The top two seeds in each league left the wild card round behind, while the Padres were the only other team to avoid a surprise. The Yankees, Astros and Marlins each won their wild card series on the road to advance to the divisional series round.
- (1) Tampa Bay Rays versus (5) New York Yankees
- (2) Oakland Athletics versus (6) Houston Astros
- (1) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. (4) San Diego Padres
- (2) Atlanta Braves versus (6) Miami Marlins
What is the schedule for the rest of the Division series?
The seasons and the TV schedule were announced in the best-of-five division round.
Thursday October 8th
- Marlins vs. Braves, Game 3 at 2:08 p.m. ET (11:08 a.m. PT) on FS1
- Astros vs. A’s, Game 4 * at 3:35 p.m. ET (12:35 p.m. PT) on TBS
- Yankees vs. Rays, Game 4 * at 7:10 p.m. ET (4:10 p.m. PT) on TBS
- Padres vs. Dodgers, Game 3 at 9:08 p.m. ET (6:08 p.m. PT) on the MLB Network
Friday October 9th
- Marlins vs. Braves, Game 4 * at 2:08 p.m. ET (11:08 a.m. PT) on FS1
- Astros vs. A’s, Game 5 * at 3:35 p.m. ET (12:35 p.m. PT) on TBS
- Yankees vs. Rays, Game 5 * at 7:10 p.m. ET (4:10 p.m. PT) on TBS
- Padres vs. Dodgers, Game 4 * at 9:08 p.m. ET (6:08 p.m. PT) on FS1
Saturday October 10th
- Marlins vs. Braves, Game 5 * at 4:08 p.m. ET (1:08 p.m. PT) on FS1
- Padres vs. Dodgers, Game 5 * at 8:08 p.m. ET (4:08 p.m. PT) on FS1
The 2020 World Series begins on Tuesday, October 20th.
What channels do I need to watch the MLB playoffs?
The ALCS will be on TBS and the NLCS on MLB Network, Fox and FS1. The World Series is broadcast on Fox.
How can I watch the MLB playoffs without wires?
You don’t need cable or satellite television to watch MLB postseason. All channels showing playoff games are offered on most of the main channelsand all of them offer Fox for the World Series. However, not every service runs your local Fox station. So, check the links below to make sure they are available in your area.
If all you want to do is watch the World Series on Fox, you can do it with a wireless digital antenna. We have a few cheap suggestions for that.
YouTube TV is $ 65 per month and includes all four channels required for the rest of postseason baseball. Enter your zip code on the welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area. Read our YouTube TV review.
AT&T TV Now’s Plus package for $ 55 per month plus includes all post-season baseball channels except for MLB Network, which is part of the Choice package for $ 110 per month. You can use the channel search tool to see which local channels are available in your area. Read our AT&T TV Now report.
Fox only offers sling in a few areas. Otherwise, the $ 45 / month Blue / Orange package includes all postseason baseball channels except MLB Network. To get MLB Network, you need to opt for the Sports Extra add-on for $ 10 per month. Read our Sling TV review.
Hulu with Live TV is $ 55 a month and includes all post-season baseball channels except for the MLB Network. Click the “See Channels Near You” link on the welcome page to see which local channels are available in your zip code. Read our Hulu with Live TV test.
FuboTV is $ 65 per month and includes all postseason baseball channels except TBS. Click here to see what local channels you get. Read our FuboTV review.
Other ways to watch baseball online after the season
is great for watching baseball games off-market during the regular season, but is less useful for following the postseason of baseball since you must be a subscriber to a participating pay-TV operator. The list is short and can be found here. If you’re a subscriber to any of the pay-TV providers listed, the MLB.TV postseason package is $ 25. To sweeten the deal, next year’s postseason package includes spring training games.
Another option if you’re a cable subscriber is to use the Fox Sports Go app. Unlike MLB.com at Bat, you can watch the World Series for free – for no more than you already pay for cable. The Fox Sports Go app works with iOS devices, Android devices and the Amazon Kindle Fire as well as Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Roku and Xbox. You can also access Fox Sports Go from a computer.
You can use the free Watch TBS app or TBS.com to watch ALDS and ALCS. However, you need to prove that you are paying for cables. The TBS app works with the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku platforms.
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