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MLB announces full bracket schedule for 2020 playoffs

The 2020 MLB Playoffs will get started on September 29th and conclude in late October. The league will have a modified bubble. We break down how it will work.

A general view of the field before the game between the Texas Rangers and the Colorado Rockies at Globe Life Field. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball announced its plans for the 2020 postseason, and it will involve a bubble of sorts. The MLB Playoffs will open on September 29th with the Wild Card round and first pitch of the World Series is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

The playoffs will feature a 16-team format with the Wild Card round, Division Round, League Championship Series round, and the World Series. The playoff field will include each division winner, each division runner-up, and the two best teams remaining in each league.

The Wild Card round will feature a best-of-three series at the home site of the higher seed. The NLDS will be best-of-five, while the NLCS and World Series will each be best-of-seven. The two NLDS series will take place in Arlington and Houston, while the two ALDS series will take place in San Diego and Los Angeles. The NLCS will take place in Arlington and the ALCS will take place in San Diego. The World Series will then happen in Arlington.

Here is the complete schedule of game dates, locations, and TV channel plans.

2020 MLB Playoffs schedule

Date Round Game Site (Matchup) Network
Date Round Game Site (Matchup) Network
Tuesday, September 29th AL Wild Card Series A (1/8) Game 1 TBD ESPN or TBS
Tuesday, September 29th AL Wild Card Series B (2/7) Game 1 TBD ESPN or TBS
Tuesday, September 29th AL Wild Card Series C (3/6) Game 1 TBD ESPN or TBS
Tuesday, September 29th AL Wild Card Series D (4/5) Game 1 TBD ESPN or TBS
Wednesday, September 30th AL Wild Card Series A (1/8) Game 2 TBD ESPN or TBS
Wednesday, September 30th AL Wild Card Series B (2/7) Game 2 TBD ESPN or TBS
Wednesday, September 30th AL Wild Card Series C (3/6) Game 2 TBD ESPN or TBS
Wednesday, September 30th AL Wild Card Series D (4/5) Game 2 TBD ESPN or TBS
Wednesday, September 30th NL Wild Card Series A (1/8) Game 1 TBD ESPN or TBS
Wednesday, September 30th NL Wild Card Series B (2/7) Game 1 TBD ESPN or TBS
Wednesday, September 30th NL Wild Card Series C (3/6) Game 1 TBD ESPN or TBS
Wednesday, September 30th NL Wild Card Series D (4/5) Game 1 TBD ESPN or TBS
Thursday, October 1st AL Wild Card Series A (1/8) Game 3 TBD ESPN or TBS
Thursday, October 1st AL Wild Card Series B (2/7) Game 3 TBD ESPN or TBS
Thursday, October 1st AL Wild Card Series C (3/6) Game 3 TBD ESPN or TBS
Thursday, October 1st AL Wild Card Series D (4/5) Game 3 TBD ESPN or TBS
Thursday, October 1st NL Wild Card Series A (1/8) Game 2 TBD ESPN or TBS
Thursday, October 1st NL Wild Card Series B (2/7) Game 2 TBD ESPN or TBS
Thursday, October 1st NL Wild Card Series C (3/6) Game 2 TBD ESPN or TBS
Thursday, October 1st NL Wild Card Series D (4/5) Game 2 TBD ESPN or TBS
Friday, October 2nd NL Wild Card Series A (1/8) Game 3 TBD ESPN or TBS
Friday, October 2nd NL Wild Card Series B (2/7) Game 3 TBD ESPN or TBS
Friday, October 2nd NL Wild Card Series C (3/6) Game 3 TBD ESPN or TBS
Friday, October 2nd NL Wild Card Series D (4/5) Game 3 TBD ESPN or TBS
Monday, October 5th AL Division Series A Game 1 San Diego, (1/8 vs. 4/5 winners) TBS
Monday, October 5th 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
Tuesday, October 6th AL Division Series B Game 2 Los Angeles (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners) TBS
Tuesday, October 6th NL Division Series A Game 1 Arlington (1/8 vs. 4/5 winners) FS1 or MLBN
Tuesday, October 6th 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
Wednesday, October 7th AL Division Series B Game 3 Los Angeles (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners) TBS
Wednesday, October 7th NL Division Series A Game 2 Arlington (1/8 vs. 4/5 winners) FS1 or MLBN
Wednesday, October 7th 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
Thursday, October 8th AL Division Series B Game 4 Los Angeles (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners) TBS
Thursday, October 8th NL Division Series A Game 3 Arlington (1/8 vs. 4/5 winners) FS1 or MLBN
Thursday, October 8th 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
Friday, October 9th AL Division Series B Game 5 Los Angeles (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners) TBS
Friday, October 9th NL Division Series A Game 4 Arlington (1/8 vs. 4/5 winners) FS1
Friday, October 9th 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
Saturday, October 10th NL Division Series B Game 5 Houston (2/7 vs. 3/6 winners) FS1
Sunday, October 11th ALCS Game 1 San Diego TBS
Monday, October 12th ALCS Game 2 San Diego TBS
Monday, October 12th NLCS Game 1 Arlington FOX or FS1
Tuesday, October 13th ALCS Game 3 San Diego TBS
Tuesday, October 13th NLCS Game 2 Arlington FOX or FS1
Wednesday, October 14th ALCS Game 4 San Diego TBS
Wednesday, October 14th NLCS Game 3 Arlington FOX or FS1
Thursday, October 15th ALCS Game 5 San Diego TBS
Thursday, October 15th NLCS Game 4 Arlington FOX or FS1
Friday, October 16th ALCS Game 6 San Diego TBS
Friday, October 16th NLCS Game 5 Arlington FOX or FS1
Saturday, October 17th ALCS Game 7 San Diego TBS
Saturday, October 17th NLCS Game 6 Arlington FOX or FS1
Sunday, October 18th NLCS Game 7 Arlington FOX or FS1
Tuesday, October 20th World Series Game 1 Arlington FOX
Wednesday, October 21st World Series Game 2 Arlington FOX
Thursday, October 22nd OFF DAY OFF DAY OFF DAY 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 OFF DAY OFF DAY OFF DAY
Tuesday, October 27th World Series Game 6 Arlington FOX
Wednesday, October 28th World Series Game 7 Arlington FOX