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MLB playoffs scheduled all day Friday

The first full day of the 2017 MLB playoffs is here, with wall-to-wall baseball on the docket for Friday. Four games are on the schedule, including the start of both National League Division Series.

But first up Friday is the American League, with both Division Series hosts looking to take 2-0 series leads. On Thursday, Jose Altuve hit three home runs in the Houston Astros’ 8-2 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of their best-of-five series. In Cleveland, the Indians rode the hot arm of Trevor Bauer to a win over the New York Yankees to open up that series.

The Washington Nationals open their NLDS at home for a second straight season, this time with Stephen Strasburg on the mound against the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs.

The nightcap out west features the Wild Card-winning Arizona Diamondbacks take on Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 in Los Angeles.

Friday is one of two potential days with four MLB playoff games. Monday is the other such day, unless an American League series or two ends in a sweep.

Friday MLB playoff schedule

ALDS Game 2 | Red Sox at Astros
2:05 p.m. ET | Minute Maid Park, Houston
Drew Pomeranz vs. Dallas Keuchel
TV: FS1 | Announcers: Joe Davis, David Cone, A.J. Pierzynski, Jon Paul Morosi
Streaming: Fox Sports Go

ALDS Game 2 | Yankees at Indians
5:08 p.m. ET | Progressive Field, Cleveland
CC Sabathia vs. Corey Kluber
TV: MLB Network | Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci

NLDS Game 1 | Cubs at Nationals
7:31 p.m. ET | Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
Kyle Hendricks vs. Stephen Strasburg
TV: TBS | Announcers: Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling, Sam Ryan
Streaming: and the Watch TBS app

NLDS Game 1 | Diamondbacks at Dodgers
10:31 p.m. ET | Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
Taijuan Walker vs. Clayton Kershaw
TV: TBS | Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dennis Eckersley, Joe Simpson, Lauren Shehadi
Streaming: and the Watch TBS app

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