MLB playoffs 2023: Bracket, full schedule, begin instances, and predictions

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October baseball is right here.

With the playoff area set, 12 groups now have their sights set on baseball immortality.

Here is the MLB Postseason bracket:

Here are the beginning instances, dates and tv info for the primary two rounds of the playoffs, the dates for the ALCS, NLCS, and World Series, and one author’s try at some predictions that are certain to backfire. Full odds can be found at DraftKings Sportsbook.

American League Playoffs: Start instances, TV, dates and video games

(All instances Eastern)

Wild-Card Round

Tampa Bay Rays (4) vs. Texas Rangers (5)
Rangers win collection 2-0

Game 1: Rangers 4, Rays 0
Game 2: Rangers 7, Rays 1

Minnesota Twins (3) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (6)
Twins win collection 2-0

Game 1: Twins 3, Blue Jays 1
Game 2: Twins 2, Blue Jays 0

American League Divisional Series

Texas Rangers (5) vs. Baltimore Orioles (1)

Game 1: Rangers at Orioles, Saturday, October 7, 1:03 p.m., FS1
Game 2: Rangers at Orioles, Sunday, October 8, 4:07 p.m., FS1
Game 3: Orioles at Rangers Tuesday, October 10, 8:03 p.m., FOX
Game 4*: Orioles at Rangers, Wednesday, October 11 7:07 p.m., FS1
Game 5*: Rangers at Orioles, Friday, October 13 8:03 p.m., FS1

Minnesota Twins (3) vs. Houston Astros (2)

Game 1: Twins at Astros, Saturday, October 7, 4:45 p.m., FS1
Game 2: Twins at Astros, Sunday, October 8, 8:03 p.m., FS1
Game 3: Astros at Twins, Tuesday, October 10, 4:07 p.m., FOX
Game 4*: Astros at Twins, Wednesday, October 11 2:07 p.m., FS1
Game 5*: Twins at Astros, Friday, October 13 4:07 p.m., FS1

American League Championship Series

Game 1: Lower seed at Higher seed, Sunday, October 15, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 2: Lower seed at Higher seed, Monday, October 16, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 3: Higher seed at Lower seed, Wednesday, October 18, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 4: Higher seed at Lower seed, Thursday, October 19, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 5*: Higher seed at Lower seed, Friday, October 20, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 6*: Lower seed at Higher seed, Sunday, October 22, TBD, FOX/FS1
Game 7*: Lower seed at Higher seed, Monday, October 23 TBD, FOX/FS1

National League Playoffs: Start instances, TV, dates and video games

Wild-Card Round

Milwaukee Brewers (3) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (6)
Diamondbacks win collection 2-0

Game 1: Diamondbacks 6, Brewers 3
Game 2: Diamondbacks 5, Brewers 2

Philadelphia Phillies (4) vs. Miami Marlins (5)
Phillies win collection 2-0

Game 1: Phillies 4, Marlins 1
Game 2: Phillies 7, Marlins 1

National League Divisional Series

Philadelphia Phillies (4) vs. Atlanta Braves (1)

Game 1: Phillies at Braves, Saturday, October 7, 6:07 p.m., TBS
Game 2: Phillies at Braves, Monday, October 9, 6:07 p.m., TBS
Game 3: Braves at Phillies, Wednesday, October 11, 5:07 p.m., TBS
Game 4*: Braves at Phillies Thursday, October 12, 6:07 p.m., TBS
Game 5*: Phillies at Braves, Saturday, October 14, 6:07 p.m., TBS

Arizona Diamondbacks (6) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (2)

Game 1: Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Saturday, October 7, 9:20 p.m., TBS
Game 2: Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Monday, October 9, 9:07 p.m., TBS
Game 3: Dodgers at Diamondbacks Wednesday, October 11, 9:07 p.m., TBS
Game 4*: Dodgers at Diamondbacks, Thursday, October 12, 9:07 p.m., TBS
Game 5*: Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Saturday, October 14, 9:20 p.m., TBS

National League Championship Series

Game 1: Lower seed at Higher seed, Monday, October 16, TBD, TBS
Game 2: Lower seed at Higher seed, Tuesday, October 17, TBD, TBS
Game 3: Higher seed at Lower seed, Thursday, October 19, TBD, TBS
Game 4: Higher seed at Lower seed, Friday, October 20, TBD, TBS
Game 5*: Higher seed at Lower seed, Saturday, October 21, TBD, TBS
Game 6*: Lower seed at Higher seed, Monday, October 23, TBD, TBS
Game 7*: Lower seed at Higher seed, Tuesday, October 24, TBD, TBS

Home-field benefit is decided by regular-season win-loss file. Currently, the Braves have the within observe to home-field benefit all through the postseason and thru the World Series, however that won’t be decided till we all know the ultimate two groups.

Game 1: Lower seed at Higher seed, Friday, October 27, TBD, FOX
Game 2: Lower seed at Higher seed, Saturday, October 28, TBD, FOX
Game 3: Higher seed at Lower seed, Monday, October 30, TBD, FOX
Game 4: Higher seed at Lower seed, Tuesday, October 31, TBD, FOX
Game 5*: Higher seed at Lower seed, Wednesday, November ,1 TBD, FOX
Game 6*: Lower seed at Higher seed, Friday, November 3, TBD, FOX
Game 7*: Lower seed at Higher seed, Saturday, November 4, TBD, FOX

*If obligatory

Predictions

We have extra on every of the 12 playoff groups in our World Series contender rankings, which dives into how every group could make a run to a World Series. But right here is one author’s have a look at how the postseason will play out.

American League:

Twins over Blue Jays in 3
Rays over Rangers in 3
Astros over Twins in 5
Orioles over Rays in 4

Orioles over Astros in 7

National League:

Brewers over Diamondbacks in 2
Phillies over Marlins in 2
Brewers over Dodgers in 6
Braves over Phillies in 6
Braves over Brewers in 6

World Series

Orioles over Braves in 7

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