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MLB reveals game times for each League Championship Series

NLCS will be televised by Fox and FS1; ALCS will be on TBS

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Major League Baseball announced the start times for each League Championship Series games, with the NLCS beginning Friday and the ALCS starting up on Saturday.

There is a game in prime time every night, but the days of note are Saturday, Oct. 13 and Monday, Oct. 16, as well as potentially Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 20, as those are the days with two games.

The ALCS will feature the defending champion Houston Astros and either the 108-win Boston Red Sox or the 100-win New York Yankees (8:09 p.m. ET). The Red Sox would have home field advantage over the Astros, but Houston would hold home field advantage over the Yankees.

The ALCS gets the prime time game in the in half of those four days, including Saturday, with the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers’ NLCS getting the afternoon slot.

Here are the game times for both series (all times ET):

Friday, Oct. 12
NLCS Game 1: Dodgers at Brewers, 8:09 p.m. (FS1)

Saturday, Oct. 13
NLCS Game 2: Dodgers at Brewers, 4:09 p.m. (Fox)
ALCS Game 1: Astros at Red Sox, 8:09 p.m. (TBS)

Sunday, Oct. 14
ALCS Game 2: Astros at Red Sox, 7:09 p.m. (TBS)

Monday, Oct. 15
NLCS Game 3: Brewers at Dodgers, 7:39 p.m. (FS1)

Tuesday, Oct. 16
ALCS Game 3: Red Sox at Astros, 5:09 p.m. (TBS)
NLCS Game 4: Brewers at Dodgers, 9:09 p.m. (FS1)

Wednesday, Oct. 17
NLCS Game 5*: Brewers at Dodgers, 5:05 p.m. (FS1)
ALCS Game 4: Red Sox at Astros, 8:39 p.m. (TBS)

Thursday, Oct. 18
ALCS Game 5*: Red Sox at Astros, 8:09 p.m. (TBS)

Friday, Oct. 19
NLCS Game 6*: Dodgers at Brewers, 8:39 p.m. (FS1)

Saturday, Oct. 20
ALCS Game 6*: Astros at Red Sox, 5:09 p.m. (TBS)^
NLCS Game 7*: Brewers at Dodgers, 9:09 p.m. (FS1)^
^if there is only one game, the start time will be 8:09 p.m. ET

Sunday, Oct. 21
ALCS Game 7*: Astros at Red Sox, 7:39 p.m. (TBS)

*if necessary

Fox and FS1 will televise the National League Championship Series, with games called by Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci. Game will be shown online through Fox Sports Go. The American League Championship Series will run on TBS, with Brian Anderson, Ron Darling and Lauren Shehadi on the call. Online streaming is available through and fuboTV.