Times set for ALCS on FOX, NLCS on TBS

Times set for ALCS on FOX, NLCS on TBS

The national broadcast schedules have been released for the American League and National League Championship Series, which are set to begin with the ALCS on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas.

FOX will carry the ALCS, where the Detroit Tigers will square off against the Texas Rangers. Game 1 is set for an 8:05 p.m. ET first pitch, while Game 2 is slated for a 7:45 p.m. start on Sunday. Game 3 will begin at 8:05 p.m., when the series shifts to Detroit on Tuesday. Game 4 will get under way at 4:19 p.m.

If necessary, Game 5 will begin at 4:19 p.m., while Games 6 and 7 will start at 8:05 p.m.

TBS will carry the NLCS between the Cardinals and Brewers. The series opener at Milwaukee's Miller Park will take place on Sunday at 4:05 p.m., while Game 2 and Games 3, 4 and 5 in St. Louis are scheduled for an 8:05 p.m. start time.

Game 6 would take place at 4:05 p.m. on Oct. 16, but if the ALCS is complete, the start time would be pushed back to 8:05 p.m. Game 7 would take place at 8:05 p.m. on Oct. 17.

All schedules are subject to change based on postponed and/or suspended games.

ESPN Radio will provide coverage of all LCS games and additional live coverage will be provided by XM Radio, MLB International and MLB.com.

Chris Cox is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.