Major League Baseball today announced the schedule for the 2013 Postseason, which is set to open with the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on Tuesday, October 1st. Game One of the 109th World Series is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd in the ballpark of the American League Champions.
Following the Sunday, September 29th scheduled close to the regular season, any necessary regular season Tiebreaker games would be broadcast exclusively by TBS. The N.L. Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, which will be broadcast exclusively by TBS, will be followed by the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Wednesday, October 2nd.
Each N.L. Division Series will begin on Thursday, October 3rd and the first full slate of Division Series games, featuring the two A.L. Division Series openers and a pair of NLDS Game Twos, will take place on Friday, October 4th. The Division Series will run from Thursday, October 3rd through Thursday, October 10th, with two potential Game Fives on both Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th. TBS will air 18 of the potential 20 Division Series games, while MLB Network will exclusively telecast one game on Friday, October 4th and another on Monday, October 7th.
The National League Championship Series will be broadcast exclusively on TBS and will begin on Friday, October 11th. Saturday, October 12th will feature Game One of the American League Championship Series, which will be broadcast exclusively on FOX, and Game Two of the NLCS on TBS. A potential Game Seven of the NLCS is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th, while a potential Game Seven of the ALCS is set for Sunday, October 20th.
Game One of the 2013 World Series is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd in the city of the American League Champions. Game Three of the Fall Classic will shift to the city of the National League Champions on Saturday, October 26th. A Game Seven, if necessary, would be played on Thursday, October 31st in the A.L. city. The scheduled off days during the World Series are Friday, October 25th and Tuesday, October 29th. FOX Sports will present exclusive live telecast coverage of the World Series for the 16th time.
ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2013 MLB Postseason games, including the Wild Card Games.