Latest Trade Deadline Rumors

Top Players on Trade Block

MLB Playoff Schedule 2013: When and Where to Watch Entire Postseason

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
MLB Playoff Schedule 2013: When and Where to Watch Entire Postseason
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The MLB playoffs have arrived.

The crazy month got off to a hot start in the Wild Card Round when the Pittsburgh Pirates took down the Cincinnati Reds in front of their home crowd behind a strong showing from Francisco Liriano.

On the opposite side of things, the Tampa Bay Rays shut out the Cleveland Indians in a strong showing of pitching prowess from the staff as Tampa Bay won its third do-or-die contest in four days.

With that, the stage is set. Here is a breakdown of the action that is to come, followed by an entire table detailing when and where to catch the duration of the greatest sporting month of them all.

 

Note: All information and statistics are courtesy of MLB.com.

 

ALDS

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The ALDS is an intriguing slate of action to say the least. The Detroit Tigers are looking for redemption after being swept out of the World Series last year with relative ease. To begin the journey, Detroit is tasked with taking on an underrated Oakland A's club.

Both teams are World Series-ready thanks to an elite pitching staff led by Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez for Detroit and Bartolo Colon and Sonny Gray for Oakland.

As good as Oakland is, Detroit's triple-headed monster pitching rotation is going to cause some serious issues for Oakland all series long.

The other showdown occurs between two familiar AL East foes when Boston and Tampa Bay do the dance. Tampa Bay won the season series and is riding a wave of momentum as mentioned, but the Red Sox have the most explosive offense in baseball.

Boston is back in a big way after losing 93 games last year and scored the most runs of any team this season. Led by David Ortiz and his .309 average with 30 home runs and 103 RBI, Boston will cruise past Tampa Bay.

Prediction: Detroit, Boston advance

 

NLDS

The 1992 season marked the last time the Pittsburgh Pirates made it to the postseason, but the drought is over and now A.J. Burnett and Co. have a date with the NL's best team, the St. Louis Cardinals.

The season split was almost even between these two clubs, so expect a tight series down to the wire. Both know each other well, but at the end of the day it will be the Cardinals' pitching behind the arm of Adam Wainwright who will silence the bats of Andrew McCutchen and Co. while ending their Cinderella run.

Conversely, the other matchup in the NLDS holds little in the way of surprises. The Atlanta Braves boast an outstanding lineup of hitters consisting of Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman, Evan Gattis and Brian McCann (20 or more home runs each).

Interestingly enough, the Los Angeles Dodgers tout baseball's best pitcher in Clayton Kershaw, who won 16 games with his 1.83 ERA. 

Both teams have the propensity to get hot at any time, but look for the Braves to pull off the upset courtesy of a respectable pitching staff and an explosive lineup.

Prediction: St. Louis, Atlanta advance

 

Here is the full 2013 MLB playoff schedule:

ame Matchup Date Time (ET) TV Streaming
Game 1 Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals Thu, Oct 3 5 p.m. TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com 
Game 2 Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals Fri, Oct 4 1 p.m. MLBN Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 3 St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates Sun, Oct 6 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 4* St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates Mon, Oct 7 TBD TBS or MLBN*** Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 5* Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals Wed, Oct 9 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
NLDS A

 

Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV Streaming
Game 1 Los Angeles Dodgers @ Atlanta Braves Thu, Oct 3 8:30 p.m. TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 2 Los Angeles Dodgers @ Atlanta Braves Fri, Oct 4 6 p.m. TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 3 Atlanta Braves @ Los Angeles Dodgers Sun, Oct 6 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 4* Atlanta Braves @ Los Angeles Dodgers Mon, Oct 7 TBD TBS or MLBN*** Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 5* Los Angeles Dodgers @ Atlanta Braves Wed, Oct 9 TBD TBS  
NLDS B

 

Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV Streaming
Game 1 Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox Fri, Oct 4 3 p.m. TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 2 Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox Sat, Oct 5 5:30 p.m. TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 3 Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays Mon, Oct 7 TBD TBS or MLBN*** Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 4* Boston Red SoxTampa Bay Rays Tue, Oct 8 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 5* Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox Thu, Oct 10 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
ALDS A

 

Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV Streaming
Game 1 Detroit Tigers @ Oakland Athletics Fri, Oct 4 9:30 p.m. TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 2 Detroit Tigers @ Oakland Athletics Sat, Oct 5 9 p.m. TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 3 Oakland Athletics @ Detroit Tigers Mon, Oct 7 TBD TBS or MLBN*** Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 4* Oakland Athletics @ Detroit Tigers Tue, Oct 8 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 5* Detroit Tigers @ Oakland Athletics Thu, Oct 10 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
ALDS B

 

Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV Streaming
Game 1 TBD @ TBD Fri, Oct 11 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 2 TBD @ TBD Sat, Oct 12 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 3 TBD @ TBD Mon, Oct 14 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 4 TBD @ TBD Tue, Oct 15 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 5* TBD @ TBD Wed, Oct 16 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 6* TBD @ TBD Fri, Oct 18 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
Game 7* TBD @ TBD Sat, Oct 19 TBD TBS Postseason.TVTBS.com
NLCS

 

Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV Streaming
Game 1 TBD @ TBD Sat, Oct 12 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 2 TBD @ TBD Sun, Oct 13 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 3 TBD @ TBD Tue, Oct 15 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 4 TBD @ TBD Wed, Oct 16 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 5* TBD @ TBD Thu, Oct 17 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 6* TBD @ TBD Sat, Oct 19 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 7* TBD @ TBD Sun, Oct 20 TBD FOX Postseason.TV 
ALCS

 

Game Matchup Date Time (ET) TV Streaming
Game 1 NL Champion @ AL Champion Wed, Oct 23 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 2 NL Champion @ AL Champion Thu, Oct 24 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 3 AL Champion @ NL Champion Sat, Oct 26 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 4 AL Champion @ NL Champion Sun, Oct 27 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 5* AL Champion @ NL Champion Mon, Oct 28 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 6* NL Champion @ AL Champion Wed, Oct 30 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
Game 7* NL Champion @ AL Champion Thu, Oct 31 TBD FOX Postseason.TV
World Series

 

Note: *Watch postseason baseball live on TBS.com or your mobile device.

Follow B/R's Chris Roling on Twitter for more news and analysis @Chris_Roling

Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

MLB

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.