MLB 2022 playoffs: bracket, scores, matchups, schedule as 12-team playoffs begin with Wild Card Series

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Major League Baseball’s playoffs kicked off Friday and, for the first time in league history, features 12 teams, a product of the new collective bargaining agreement that saw owners and players agree to a “Wild Card Series” additional. This series will see the top team put on a best-of-three series. The top two seeds in each league, meanwhile, receive byes. The Guardians and Phillies both took a 1-0 series lead in the wildcard round, and Friday’s roster will be rounded out by the Blue Jays-Mariners and Mets-Padres.

Once teams complete the Wild Card Series, the playoffs will look like themselves: a best-of-five Division Series, then a best-of-seven League Championship Series before the best-of-seven World Series. .

Below is the schedule and results for each round of the playoffs.

2022 MLB Playoff Support

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Wild Card Series Schedule (Best of Three)

Friday, October 7

Game 1: Guardians vs. Rays

KEY 2, TB 1

ESPN

Game 1: Cardinals vs. Phillies

ISP 6, STL 3

ABC

Game 1: Blue Jays vs. Mariners

4:07 p.m. ET

ESPN

Game 1: Mets vs. Padres

8:07 p.m. ET

ESPN

Saturday October 8

Game 2: Guardians vs. Rays

12:07 p.m. ET

ESPN2

Game 2: Blue Jays vs. Mariners

4:07 p.m. ET

ESPN

Game 2: Mets vs. Padres

7:37 p.m. ET

ESPN

Game 2: Cardinals vs. Phillies

8:37 p.m. ET

ESPN2

Sunday October 9

Game 3: Blue Jays vs. Mariners (if necessary)

2:07 p.m. ET

ABC

Game 3: Guardians vs. Beams (if needed)

4:07 p.m. ET

ESPN

Game 3: Mets vs. Padres (if necessary)

7:37 p.m. ET

ESPN

Game 3: Cardinals vs. Phillies (if necessary)

8:37 p.m. ET

ESPN2

League Division Series

Tuesday, October 11

Game 1: Braves vs. TBD

Fox or FS1

Game 1: Dodgers vs. TBD

Fox or FS1

Game 1: Yankees vs. TBD

TBS

Game 1: Astros vs. TBD

TBS

Wednesday 12 Oct.

Game 2: Braves vs. TBD

Fox or FS1

Game 2: Dodgers vs. TBD

Fox or FS1

Thursday October 13

Game 2: Yankees vs. TBD

TBS

Game 2: Astros vs. TBD

TBS

Friday October 14

Game 3: Braves vs. TBD

FS1

Game 3: Dodgers vs. TBD

FS1

Saturday October 15

Game 4: Braves vs. TBD (if needed)

FS1

Game 4: Dodgers vs. TBD (if needed)

FS1

Game 3: Yankees vs. TBD

TBS

Game 3: Astros vs. TBD

TBS

Sunday October 16

Game 4: Yankees vs. TBD (if needed)

TBS

Game 4: Astros vs. TBD 4 (if needed)

TBS

Game 5: Braves vs. TBD (if needed)

FS1

Game 5: Dodgers vs. TBD (if needed)

FS1

Monday, October 17

Game 5: Yankees vs. TBD (if needed)

TBS

Game 5: Astros vs. TBD (if needed)

TBS

League Championship Series

Tuesday, October 18

NLCS, Game 1

Fox or FS1

Wednesday, October 19

NLCS, Game 2

Fox or FS1

ALCS, Game 1

TBS

Thursday, October 20

ALCS, Game 2

TBS

Friday October 21

NLCS, Game 3

FS1

Saturday October 22

NLCS Game 4

Fox or FS1

ALCS, Game 3

TBS

Sunday October 23

NLCS, Game 5 (if needed)

FS1

NLCS Game 4

TBS

Monday October 24

NLCS, Game 6 (if needed)

FS1

ALCS, Game 5 (if needed)

TBS

Tuesday, October 25

NLCS, Game 7 (if needed)

Fox and FS1

ALCS, Game 6 (if needed)

TBS

Wednesday October 26

ALCS, Game 7 (if needed)

TBS

World events

Friday, October 28

Game 1

Fox

Saturday October 29

Game 2

Fox

Sunday October 30

travel day

Monday October 31

Game 3

Fox

Tuesday, November 1

Game 4

Fox

Wednesday November 2

Game 5 (if needed)

Fox

Thursday, November 3

travel day

Friday, November 4

Game 6 (if needed)

Fox

Saturday November 5

Game 7 (if needed)

Fox

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