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As the regular season winds down for Major League Baseball, the playoff picture is taking shape. The Red Sox have clinched the American League East.

The Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Washington Nationals have already clinched division titless. The Chicago Cubs have clinched the NL Central, and home field throughout the National League playoffs.

The playoffs begin next week, starting with the wild-card matchups. Here's the schedule.

Wild-card games

Tuesday, Oct. 4: AL wild-card game, TBS

Wednesday, Oct. 5: NL wild-card game, ESPN

Divisional series

AL division winner 3 vs. AL division winner 2

Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 6 at division winner 2, TBS

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Game 2: Friday, Oct. 7 at division winner 2, TBS

Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 9 at division winner 3, TBS

Game 4*: Monday, Oct. 10 at division winner 3, TBS

Game 5*: Wednesday, Oct. 12 at division winner 2, TBS

AL wild-card winner vs AL division 1 winner

Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 6 at division winner 1, TBS

Game 2: Friday, Oct. 7 at division winner 1, TBS

Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 9 at wild-card winner 3, TBS

Game 4*: Monday, Oct. 10 at wild-card winner 3, TBS

Game 5*: Wednesday, Oct. 12 at division winner 2, TBS

NL division winner 3 vs. NL division winner 2

Game 1: Friday, Oct. 7 at division winner 2, FS1/MLBN

Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 8 at division winner 2, FS1/MLBN

Game 3: Monday, Oct. 10 at division winner 3, FS1/MLBN

Game 4*: Tuesday, Oct. 11 at division winner 3, FS1

Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 13 at division winner 2, FS1/MLBN

NL wild-card winner vs. Cubs

Game 1: Friday, Oct. 7 Cubs, TBD

Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 8 Cubs, TBD

Game 3: Monday, Oct. 10 at division winner 3, FS1/MLBN

Game 4*: Tuesday, Oct. 11 at division winner 3, FS1

Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 13 at Cubs, TBD

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American League Championship Series

Game 1: Friday, Oct. 14, TBS

Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 15, TBS

Game 3: Monday Oct. 17, TBS

Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 18, TBS

Game 5*: Wednesday, Oct. 19, TBS

Game 6*: Friday, Oct. 21, TBS

Game 7*: Saturday, Oct. 22, TBS

National League Championship Series

Game 1: Saturday, Oct. 15, FOX/FS1

Game 2: Sunday Oct. 16, FOX/FS1

Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 18, FOX/FS1

Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 19, FOX/FS1

Game 5*: Thursday, Oct. 20, FOX/FS1

Game 6*: Saturday, Oct. 22, FOX/FS1

Game 7*: Sunday, Oct. 23, FOX/FS1

World Series

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 25, FOX

Game 2: Wednesday Oct. 26, FOX

Game 3: Friday, Oct. 28, FOX

Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 29, FOX

Game 5*: Sunday, Oct. 30, FOX

Game 6*: Tuesday, Nov. 1, FOX

Game 7*: Wednesday, Nov. 2, FOX

*if necessary


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