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The 2020 MLB playoffs start on Tuesday, Sep. 29th.
  • The MLB playoffs are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Sep. 29th
  • The league adopted an expanded 16-team format for 2020
  • The playoffs will start with eight best-of-three Wild-Card series (four in the AL and four in the NL)

The first round of the MLB’s expanded playoffs starts Tuesday, Sep. 29th, when the Minnesota Twins host the Houston Astros at 2:00 pm ET. In total, 16 teams – eight in the American League and eight in the National League – are still vying for a spot in the 2020 Fall Classic.

Unlike past years, all teams will take part in the Wild-Card round, playing best-of-three series. The #1 AL seed faces the #8 AL seed; #2 faces #7; #3 faces #6; and #4 faces #5; same goes for the NL.

All games in the Wild-Card round will take place at the home field of the better seed. The Division Series, League Championship Series, and World Series will all be at neutral sites.

The World Series odds heading into the postseason favor the LA Dodgers, despite a litany of October stumbles in recent years. Now it’s time for you to decide if the addition of $365-million man Mookie Betts will finally put the Dodgers over the top. Below, find SBD’s printable MLB playoff bracket, along with the first-round schedule for all eight Wild-Card series.

MLB Playoff Bracket

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MLB Postseason First-Round Schedule

All four American Wild-Card series will start on Tuesday, Sep. 29th. The four NL series begins on Wednesday, Sep. 30th. All games in the Wild-Card series will be played back-to-back (to-back in necessary).

American League

(8) Blue Jays vs (1) Rays

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 Sep. 29th (5:00 pm ET) Toronto Blue Jays Tampa Bay Rays
2 Sep. 30th (4:00 pm ET) Toronto Blue Jays Tampa Bay Rays
3 (if necessary) Oct. 1st (TBD) Toronto Blue Jays Tampa Bay Rays

(7) White Sox vs (2) Athletics

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 Sep. 29th 3:00 pm ET) Chicago White Sox Oakland Athletics
2 Sep. 30th (3:00 pm ET) Chicago White Sox Oakland Athletics
3  (if necessary) Oct. 1st (TBD) Chicago White Sox Oakland Athletics

(6) Astros vs (3) Twins

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 Sep. 29th (2:00 pm ET) Houston Astros Minnesota Twins
2 Sep. 30th (1:00 pm ET) Houston Astros Minnesota Twins
3 (if necessary) Oct. 1st (TBD) Houston Astros Minnesota Twins

(5) NY Yankees vs (4) Indians

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 Sep. 29th (7:00 pm ET) NY Yankees Cleveland Indians
2 Sep. 30th (7:00 pm ET) NY Yankees Cleveland Indians
3 (if necessary) Oct. 1st (TBD) NY Yankees Cleveland Indians

National League

(8) Brewers vs (1) Dodgers

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 Sep. 30th (10:00 pm ET) Milwaukee Brewers Los Angeles Dodgers
2 Oct. 1st (TBD) Milwaukee Brewers Los Angeles Dodgers
3 (if necessary) Oct. 2nd (TBD)) Milwaukee Brewers Los Angeles Dodgers

(7) vs (2) Braves

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 Sep. 30th (12:00 pm ET) Cincinnati Reds Atlanta Braves
2 Oct. 1st (TBD) Cincinnati Reds Atlanta Braves
3 (if necessary) Oct. 2nd (TBD) Cincinnati Reds Atlanta Braves

(6) Marlins vs (3) Cubs

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 Sep. 30th (2:00 pm ET) Miami Marlins Chicago Cubs
2 Oct. 1st (TBD) Miami Marlins Chicago Cubs
3 (if necessary) Oct. 2nd (TBD) Miami Marlins Chicago Cubs

(5) Cardinals vs (4) Padres

Game Date (Time) Away Team Home Team
1 Sep. 30th (5:00 pm ET) St Louis Cardinals San Diego Padres
2 Oct. 1st (TBD) St Louis Cardinals San Diego Padres
3 (if necessary) Oct. 2nd (TBD) St Louis Cardinals San Diego Padres

If you’re looking for betting info on individual playoff games, check out SBD’s MLB odds page.

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