MLB postseason 2021: Playoffs bracket, ALDS and NLDS matchups, how to watch and more

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After two pressure-filled, one-game wild card cases, which saw Red Sox eliminates Yankees And this The Dodgers closed it against the CardinalsMajor League Baseball’s playoffs are now arranged in the more familiar postseason series format. The Division Series is a best-of-five competition for the remaining four teams in each league and begins today.

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The Astros and White Sox began operations in Houston. The first pitch is set for Thursday at 4:07 p.m. (1:07 p.m. PT) FS1. Feather. Lance McCullers Jr. will take the mound for the Astros against Lance Lynn of Chicago.

AL East Fois the Rays and Red Sox in Tampa’s nightcap. The first pitch is set for Thursday at 8:07 p.m. (5:07 p.m. PT) FS1. Feather. Shane McClanahan starts for the Rays opposite Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox.


The National League Division Series will start from tomorrow. The Giants finished one game ahead of the Dodgers for the best record in the National League and will now face their NL West rivals. In the other NLDS, the Brewers and the Braves go head-to-head.

Here’s how you can watch today’s game and the rest of MLB postseason without cable.

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Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros look to start off with a bang against the Chicago White Sox in the ALDS.

What does the playoff bracket look like?

The Rays won the AL East, the White Sox won the AL Central, and the Astros won the AL West. The Red Sox won the AL wild card game and will now face the top-seeded Rays, who finished the season with the best record in the American League.

The Braves won the NL East, the Brewers won the NL Central and the Giants won the NL West. The Giants won 107 games this season, topping the National League. The Dodgers won their 107th game in the NL Wild Card game against the Cardinals and now head to San Francisco to face their longtime rivals.

Here’s what baseball’s playoff bracket looks like going into the divisional round:


Which Channels Do I Need to Watch MLB Playoffs?

All National League playoff games are on TBS, and American League games are on Fox, FS1, and MLB Network. The World Series will be broadcast on Fox.

What is the schedule of the Divisional Round?

After Thursday’s two ALDS games, we get four playoff games on Friday. Saturday is a travel day for AL teams, leaving us with a couple of NLDS games. It flips to Sunday, with the NL teams traveling and both AL teams playing. On Monday, we get to play four games again.

Here’s the schedule through the weekend (all times ET):

Thursday, October 7

  • White Sox vs Astros, FS1 at 4:07 pm
  • Red Sox vs Rays, FS1 . but at 8:07 pm

Friday, October 8

  • White Sox vs Astros at 2:07 PM on MLB Network
  • Braves vs. Brewers, on TBS at 4:37 pm
  • Red Sox vs Rays 7:02 pm on FS1
  • Dodgers vs. Giants on TBS at 9:37 pm

Saturday, October 9

  • Braves vs. Brewers, on TBS at 5:07 p.m.
  • Dodgers vs. Giants, 9:07 p.m. TBS. Feather

Sunday, October 10

  • White Sox vs Astros at 4:07 PM on MLB Network
  • Red Sox vs Rays, FS1 . but at 8:07 pm

you can see full MLB Postseason Schedule Here.

How Can I Watch the MLB Playoffs Without Cable?

Three of the five major live TV streaming services offer all four channels required for the playoffs – Fox, FS1, MLB Network and TBS. You won’t miss a game with YouTube TV, Sling TV, and DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV), but Not every service has every local network, so check each one out using the links below to make sure it carries Fox in your area.

If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch American League Playoff games and the World Series on Fox for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching one. Economical (under $30) indoor antenna For almost any TV.

Every live TV streaming service offers a free trial, allows you to cancel at any time and requires a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? check us out Live TV Streaming Service Guide.

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