Start times announced for potential Tiebreaker, Wild Card Games

Postseason Begins with AL Wild Card Game on Tues., Sept. 30th at 8:07 p.m. (ET) on TBS;

NL Wild Card Game to Follow on Wed., Oct. 1st at 8:07 p.m. (ET) on ESPN;

ESPN to Provide Exclusive Coverage of Potential Tiebreaker Games

Major League Baseball today announced the start times for any potential Tiebreaker Games to be played on Monday, September 29th, as well as the 2014 Wild Card Games presented by Budweiser. The American League Wild Card Game will launch the 2014 Postseason on Tuesday, September 30th at 8:07 p.m. (ET) on TBS, while the National League Wild Card Game will be played the following night on Wednesday, October 1st at 8:07 p.m. (ET) on ESPN.

Following Sunday's scheduled close to the regular season, any necessary Tiebreaker games would be played on Monday, and be broadcast exclusively by ESPN according to the following schedule:

Tiebreaker Game

First Pitch


Kansas City at Detroit (AL Central)

3:07 p.m. (ET)*
*1:07 p.m. (ET) if also OAK at SEA


Oakland at Seattle (AL Wild Card)

4:07 p.m. (ET)


Pittsburgh at St. Louis (NL Central)

7:37 p.m. (ET)


* Tiebreaker and Postseason schedule subject to change based on postponed and/or suspended games

Entering play today, the Kansas City Royals (88-73) and the Oakland Athletics (87-74) hold the two AL Wild Card spots, while the Seattle Mariners (86-75) remain in contention, 1.0 game behind the Athletics. The Royals trail the Detroit Tigers (89-72) by 1.0 game in the AL Central.

In the NL, the Wild Card matchup is assured of featuring the San Francisco Giants at the Pittsburgh Pirates or the St. Louis Cardinals. The Giants (87-74) entered play today 1.0 game behind Pittsburgh (88-73) atop the NL Wild Card standings, while the Pirates are 1.0 game behind the Cardinals (89-72) in the NL Central.

ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2014 MLB Postseason games, including the Wild Card Games.