MLB Playoffs 2018: ALCS, NLCS Start Times, TV Info Announced

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 07:  Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates in the locker room after his team won Game Three to clinch the National League Division Series by defeating the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on October 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Brewers won the game 6-0 and the series 3-0.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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On Tuesday, MLB announced the schedule for first two games of the American and National League Championship Series in the 2018 playoffs.

The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers will get the LCS round underway Friday at 8:09 p.m. ET, with television coverage on FS1.

Here's the full schedule for the ALCS and NLCS:


American League Championship Series Schedule

Game 1: Astros at Red Sox, Oct. 13 at 8:09 p.m. ET (TBS)

Game 2: Astros at Red Sox, Oct. 14 at 7:09 p.m. ET (TBS)

Game 3: Red Sox at Astros, Oct. 16 at TBD (TBS)

Game 4: Red Sox at Astros, Oct. 17 at TBD (TBS)

Game 5: Red Sox at Astros, Oct. 18 at TBD (TBS)

Game 6: Astros at Red Sox, Oct. 20 at TBD (TBS)

Game 7: Astros at Red Sox, Oct. 21 at TBD (TBS)


National League Championship Series Schedule

Game 1: Dodgers at Brewers, Oct. 12 at 8:09 p.m. ET (FS1)

Game 2: Dodgers at Brewers, Oct. 13 at 4:09 p.m. ET (Fox)

Game 3: Brewers at Dodgers, Oct. 15 at TBD (FS1 or Fox)

Game 4: Brewers at Dodgers, Oct. 16 at TBD (FS1 or Fox)

Game 5: Brewers at Dodgers, Oct. 17 at TBD (FS1 or Fox)

Game 6: Dodgers at Brewers, Oct. 19 at TBD (FS1 or Fox) 

Game 7: Dodgers at Brewers, Oct. 20 at TBD (FS1 or Fox)


The Brewers were the first team to punch their ticket to the next round when they swept the Colorado Rockies in the National League Division Series, winning Game 3 on Sunday.

The Dodgers and Houston Astros followed suit Monday. Los Angeles defeated the Atlanta Braves in four games, while the Astros swept the Cleveland Indians.

The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 4-3 in Game 4 on Tuesday to win the series and advance to the ALCS for the first time since 2013, when they went on to win the World Series.

Boston will have home-field advantage in the ALCS after finishing five games better than the Astros.

According to OddsShark, the Astros are the betting favorites (+210, bet $100 to win $210) to win the World Series, with the Dodgers and Red Sox both at +300.