MLB playoff schedule 2013: Full postseason dates, TV listings

Greg Fiume

The MLB playoffs begin on Monday with a tiebreaker game between the Rays and the Rangers.

Major League Baseball's playoff schedule starts on Monday with a tiebreaker game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays to determine the second AL Wild Card spot. The NL Wild Card Game will take place Tuesday, then the AL Wild Card Game will be played on Wednesday.

The Division series will start for the NL on Thursday and the AL on Friday. All eight teams will play on Friday, Oct. 4 and Monday, Oct. 7, assuming a NL team does not sweep. TBS will air three of the four Division Series games on Oct. 4, and up to three games on Oct. 7. MLB Network will air one Division Series game on both of those dates.

Below is the complete schedule for the MLB playoffs through the World Series, courtesy of MLB.com.

2013 MLB POSTSEASON SCHEDULE

AL TIEBREAKER GAME

Rays at Rangers, Monday, 8:07 p.m. ET, TBS

NL WILD CARD GAME

Reds at Pirates, Tuesday, 8:07 p.m. ET, TBS

AL WILD CARD GAME

Rays or Rangers at Indians, Wednesday, 8:07 p.m. ET, TBS

NL DIVISION SERIES A

Game 1: Reds/Pirates at Cardinals, Thursday, TBS

Game 2: Reds/Pirates at Cardinals, Friday, TBS or MLBN

Game 3: Cardinals at Reds/Pirates, Oct. 6, TBS

*Game 4: Cardinals at Reds/Pirates, Oct. 7, TBS or MLBN

*Game 5: Reds/Pirates at Cardinals, Oct. 9, TBS

NL DIVISION SERIES B

Game 1: Dodgers at Braves, Thursday, TBS

Game 2: Dodgers at Braves, Friday, TBS or MLBN

Game 3: Braves at Dodgers, Oct. 6, TBS

*Game 4: Braves at Dodgers, Oct. 7, TBS or MLBN

*Game 5: Dodgers at Braves, Oct. 9, TBS

AL DIVISION SERIES A

Game 1: AL Wild Card at Red Sox, Friday, TBS or MLBN

Game 2: AL Wild Card at Red Sox, Oct. 5, TBS

Game 3: Red Sox at AL Wild Card, Oct. 7, TBS or MLBN

*Game 4: Red Sox at AL Wild Card, Oct. 8, TBS

*Game 5: AL Wild Card at Red Sox, Oct. 10, TBS

AL DIVISION SERIES B

Game 1: Tigers at Athletics, Friday, TBS or MLBN

Game 2: Tigers at Athletics, Oct. 5, TBS

Game 3: Athletics at Tigers, Oct. 7, TBS or MLB

*Game 4: Athletics at Tigers, Oct. 8, TBS

*Game 5: Tigers at Athletics, Oct. 10, TBS

NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Game 1: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 11, TBS

Game 2: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 12, TBS

Game 3: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 14, TBS

Game 4: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 15, TBS

*Game 5: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 16, TBS

*Game 6: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 18, TBS

*Game 7: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 19, TBS

AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Game 1: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 12, FOX

Game 2: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 13, FOX

Game 3: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 15, FOX

Game 4: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 16, FOX

*Game 5: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 17, FOX

*Game 6: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 19, FOX

*Game 7: TBD @ TBD, Oct. 20, FOX

WORLD SERIES

Game 1: NL Winner @ AL Winner, Oct. 23, FOX

Game 2: NL Winner @ AL Winner, Oct. 24, FOX

Game 3: AL Winner @ NL Winner, Oct. 26, FOX

Game 4: AL Winner @ NL Winner, Oct. 27, FOX

*Game 5: AL Winner @ NL Winner, Oct. 28, FOX

*Game 6: NL Winner @ AL Winner, Oct. 30, FOX

*Game 7: NL Winner @ AL Winner, Oct. 31, FOX


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