NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has announced the schedule for the 2018 Postseason, which is set to open with the National League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook on ESPN on Tuesday, October 2nd, followed by the American League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook on TBS on Wednesday, October 3rd. Game One of the 2018 World Series presented by YouTube TV on FOX is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd at the home of the League Champion with the better 2018 regular season record.
Following the scheduled Sunday, September 30th conclusion to the regular season, potentially necessary regular season Tiebreaker Games would be telecast exclusively by ESPN on Monday, October 1st.
Both NL Division Series presented by Doosan will be scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 4th. The first full slate of Division Series games, featuring two AL Division Series openers and a pair of NLDS Game Two contests, will be held on Friday, October 5th. Overall, the Division Series are scheduled to run from Thursday, October 4th through the following Thursday, October 11th, with potential Game Fives on Wednesday, October 10th (NLDS) and Thursday, October 11th (ALDS). FS1 and MLB Network will combine to cover all NLDS games, while TBS will cover the ALDS.
The National League Championship Series, beginning on Friday, October 12th, will be telecast by FOX or FS1. The American League Championship Series, set to start on Saturday, October 13th, will be telecast by TBS. A potential Game Seven of the NLCS is scheduled for Saturday, October 20th, while a potential Game Seven of the ALCS is set for Sunday, October 21st.
Game One of the 2018 World Series presented by YouTube TV is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd, and the 114th Fall Classic will change sites for Game Three on Friday, October 26th. If a Game Seven proves necessary, it would be scheduled for Wednesday, October 31st. The scheduled off days during the World Series are Thursday, October 25th, and Monday, October 29th (if a Game Six is necessary). FOX Sports will present live telecast coverage of the World Series for the 21st time.
All games telecast on MLB Network, TBS and FOX will be available to MLB.TV subscribers who are authenticated subscribers to the applicable network through a participating pay-TV provider. The NL Wild Card Game, as well as any necessary tiebreakers, will also be available via the ESPN App. ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2018 MLB Postseason games, including the Wild Card Games and any necessary Tiebreakers.