Baseball’s postseason has arrived, and it is in a new format this yr. As an alternative of 10 groups within the playoffs, we now have a 12-team match — the three division winners plus three wild card groups in every league. Postseason play will get underway on Friday with the wild card spherical. Every wild card collection is now one of the best of three as a substitute of the earlier winner-take-all one-game affair.
Beginning issues off would be the Tampa Bay Rays taking up the Cleveland Guardians in one of many American League’s two wild card collection. The video games can be performed at Progressive Subject in Cleveland on Friday, Saturday and (if needed) Sunday. Recreation 1 begins in the present day at 12:07 p.m. ET (11:07 a.m. CT, 9:07 a.m. PT) on ESPN.
This is how one can watch baseball’s postseason, from the wild card spherical via the World Collection, with out cable.
The Guardians received the AL Central however completed behind the opposite two division winners — the Astros within the NL West and the Yankees within the AL East — so they have to play within the first spherical as a substitute of resting on a bye. They enter as the three seed in opposition to the Rays, who’re the 6 seed because the final crew to qualify for the playoffs within the American League. The winner of this best-of-three contest will tackle the Yankees within the subsequent spherical.
This is the schedule for the Rays-Guardians collection. All video games can be performed in Cleveland.
- Recreation 1: Friday at 12:07 p.m. ET (9:07 a.m. ET) on ESPN
- Recreation 2: Saturday at 12:07 p.m. ET (9:07 a.m. PT) on ESPN2
- Recreation 3: Sunday at 4:07 p.m. ET (1:07 p.m. PT) on ESPN (if needed)
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All the wild card video games can be on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. Trying forward, the subsequent two rounds within the Nationwide League (the NLDS and NLCS) can be on Fox and FS1 whereas the ALDS and ALCS can be on TBS. The World Collection, which begins on Oct. 28, can be on Fox.
Three of the 5 main dwell TV streaming companies carry the entire channels you have to watch each recreation of the postseason, however not each service carries each native community, so test each utilizing the hyperlinks beneath to verify it carries ABC and Fox in your space.
In the event you dwell in an space with good reception, then you possibly can watch one or two Wild Card video games on ABC and the World Collection on Fox at no cost on over-the-air broadcast channels simply by attaching an inexpensive (below $30) indoor antenna to almost any TV.
YouTube TV prices $65 a month and contains ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC for the wild card spherical video games together with Fox, FS1 and TBS for future rounds. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome web page to see which native networks can be found in your space. Learn our YouTube TV assessment.
Hulu with Stay TV prices $70 a month and contains ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC together with Fox, FS1 and TBS for future rounds. Click on the “View channels in your space” hyperlink on its welcome web page to see which native channels are supplied in your ZIP code. Learn our Hulu with Stay TV assessment.
FuboTV’s Household plan prices $70 a month and contains ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC for the wild card spherical video games. It additionally contains Fox and FS1 for the NLDS, NLCS and World Collection, however it doesn’t supply TBS for the ALDS and ALCS. Click on right here to see which native channels you get. Learn our FuboTV assessment.
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