Major League Baseball has released the schedule for both League Championship Series, the first of which will kick off this Friday in St. Louis. Both series will be in the 2-3-2 format, meaning there will be off-days after the second and fifth games so the squads can travel.
Before the Cardinals' deciding victory over the Pirates on Wednesday, there was still a 50/50 chance that the NLCS would begin in Los Angeles. That's not the case for the AL side of things. Though the Tigers and Athletics still have their deciding Game 5 left to settle, the Boston Red Sox will have home-field advantage in either scenario.
As they are best-of-seven series, everything after Game 4 carries the "if necessary" caveat:
NLCS: Cardinals vs. Dodgers
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 11 - 8:37 p.m. ET in St. Louis
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 12 - 4:07 p.m. ET in St. Louis
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 14 - 8:07 p.m. ET in Los Angeles
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 15 - 8:07 p.m. ET in Los Angeles
Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 16 - 4:07 p.m. ET in Los Angeles
Game 6: Friday, Oct. 18 - 8:37 p.m. ET in St. Louis
Game 7: Saturday, Oct. 19 - 8:37 p.m. ET in St. Louis
ALCS: Red Sox vs. Athletics/Tigers
Game 1: Saturday, Oct. 12 - 8:07 p.m. ET in Boston
Game 2: Sunday, Oct. 13 - 8:15 p.m. ET in Boston
Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 15 - 4:07 p.m. ET in Oakland/Detroit
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 16 - 8:07 p.m. ET in Oakland/Detroit
Game 5: Thursday, Oct. 17 - 8:07 p.m. ET in Oakland/Detroit
Game 6: Saturday, Oct. 19 - 4:37 p.m. ET or 8:07 p.m. ET in Boston
Game 7: Sunday, Oct. 20 - 8:07 p.m. ET in Boston
Game 6 of the ALCS will be held in the evening if the NLCS has ended. If not, it'll start at the earlier afternoon time.