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2021 MLB playoff schedule: TV channel, playoff times as Astros win ALCS Game 1 over Red Sox

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The 2021 MLB playoffs are in full swing and we know our last four teams in the playoff field this year. The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves both advanced to the LCS round on Tuesday, knocking out the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers, respectively. The Astros edged the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS opener on Friday. The Braves will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in an NLCS rematch from last year with the series opener slated for Saturday. The Dodgers edged the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of the NLDS.

MLB used a 16-team postseason format in the pandemic-shortened 60-game season a year ago. This season, they return to the usual 10-team format. As a reminder, the three division winners of each league have direct access to the League Division Series. Out-of-division winners with the two best records meet in the Wild Card Game, with the winner advancing to face the team with the best league record in the LDS. The LDS is a best-of-five, then the League Championship Series and the World Series are both best-of-seven.

Below is the full 2021 MLB Playoff schedule. All games on ESPN, Fox, FS1 and MLB Network can be streamed through fuboTV (try for free).

Wild Card Games (single elimination)

League Division Series (best of five)

Thursday October 7

ALDS Game 1

Astros vs. White Sox

HOU 6, ASC 1

FS1

ALDS Game 1

Red Sox vs Rays

TB 5, BOS 0

FS1

Fri 8 Oct

ALDS Game 2

Astros vs. White Sox

HOU 9, ASC 4

MLB Network

NLDS Game 1

Brewers vs. Braves

MIL 2, ATL 1

TBS

ALDS Game 2

Rays vs. Red Sox

BOS 14, CT 6

FS1

NLDS Game 1

Giants vs. Dodgers

SF 4, CONT 0

TBS

Sat 9 Oct

NLDS 2 game

Brewers vs. Braves

ATL 3, MIL 0

TBS

NLDS Game 2

Giants vs. Brewers

CONT 9, SF 2

TBS

Sun 10 Oct

ALDS 3 game

Red Sox vs Rays

BOS 6, CT 4 (13)

MLB Network

ALDS 3 game

White Sox vs. Astros

ASC 12, HOU 6

FS1

Mon 11 Oct

NLDS Game 3

Braves Against Brewers

ATL 3, MIL 0

TBS

ALDS Game 4

Red Sox vs Rays

BOS 6, TB 5

FS1

NLDS Game 3

Dodgers vs. Giants

SF 1, CONT 0

TBS

Tuesday, October 12

ALDS Game 4

White Sox vs. Astros

HOU 10, ASC 1

FS1

NLDS Game 4

Braves Against Brewers

ATL 6, MIL 5

TBS

NLDS Game 4

Dodgers vs. Giants

CONT 7, SF 2

TBS

Thursday 14 Oct

NLDS Game 5

Giants vs. Dodgers

CONT 2, SF 1

TBS

League Championship Series (best of seven)

Fri 15 Oct

ALCS Game 1

HOU 5, BOS 4

8:07 p.m.

Fox

Sat 16 Oct

ALCS 2 game

Astros vs. Red Sox

4:20 p.m.

Fox and FS1

NLCS Game 1

Braves vs. Dodgers

8:07 p.m.

TBS

Sun Oct 17

NLCS Game 2

Braves vs. Dodgers

7:37 p.m.

TBS

Mon 18 Oct

ALCS Game 3

Red Sox vs. Astros

8:07 p.m.

FS1

Tuesday October 19

ALCS Game 4

Red Sox vs. Astros

To be determined

FS1

NLCS Game 3

Braves vs. Dodgers

To be determined

TBS

Wednesday, October 20

ALCS Game 5 (if necessary)

Red Sox vs. Astros

To be determined

FS1

NLCS Game 4

Braves vs. Dodgers

To be determined

TBS

Thursday October 21

NLCS Game 5 (if needed)

Braves vs. Dodgers

To be determined

TBS

Fri 22 Oct

ALCS Game 6 (if necessary)

Astros vs. Red Sox

To be determined

TBS

Sat 23 Oct

ALCS Game 7 (if necessary)

Astros vs. Red Sox

To be determined

Fox or FS1

NLCS Game 6 (if needed)

Braves vs. Dodgers

To be determined

TBS

Sun 24 Oct

NLCS Game 7 (if needed)

Braves vs. Dodgers

To be determined

TBS

World Series (best of seven)

Tuesday October 26

Game 1

To be determined

To be determined

Fox

Wednesday October 27

Game 2

To be determined

To be determined

Fox

Fri 29 Oct

Game 3

To be determined

To be determined

Fox

Sat 30 Oct

Game 4

To be determined

To be determined

Fox

Sun Oct 31

Game 5 (if necessary)

To be determined

To be determined

Fox

Tuesday, November 2

Game 6 (if necessary)

To be determined

To be determined

Fox

Wednesday November 3

Game 7 (if necessary)

To be determined

To be determined

Fox

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