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In a word: wild.

Not without its speedbumps, the 60-game MLB regular season has officially concluded, giving way to the debut of the Wild Card Series this upcoming Tuesday. And wild it shall be.

With expanded playoffs coming in a big way this postseason, Tuesday debuts a new playoff structure that may be here to stay in coming years: In both the AL and NL, eight teams from each league will engage in a best-of-three series hosted in the higher-seeded team’s ballpark. For the first time in baseball history, two sub-.500 teams (Brewers, Astros) make the dance.

Fans of hardball know that anything can go in a three-game series, meaning don’t be surprised if you see some upsets in the opening round of the playoff structure this year.

Sporting News tracks the postseason bracket, Wild Card Series results and schedule all below.

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MLB playoff bracket 2020

National League

  • Dodgers (1) vs. Brewers (8)
  • Braves (2) vs. Reds (7)
  • Cubs (3) vs. Marlins (6)
  • Padres (4) vs. Cardinals (5)

American League

  • Rays (1) vs. Blue Jays (8)
  • Athletics (2) vs. White Sox (7)
  • Twins (3) vs. Astros (6)
  • Cleveland (4) vs. Yankees (5)

How to watch MLB playoff games

  • TV channel: ESPN, TBS, FOX, FS1, MLB Network
  • Stream: ESPN app, FOX Sports app
  • Live scores: SN’s live scoreboard

Five networks will be splitting broadcasting duties throughout the 2020 playoffs: ESPN and TBS will split the Wild Card Series, MLB Network, TBS and FS1 will share the Division Series, FOX/FS1 will get the NLCS while TBS gets the ALCS, with the World Series airing on FOX, per usual.

With a cable provider, you will be able to stream games using ESPN, TBS, FOX apps.

MLB playoff schedule, results

National League Wild Card round results

All games will take place on the home field of the higher seed.

Dodgers (1) vs. Brewers (8)

Braves (2) vs. Reds (7)

Cubs (3) vs. Marlins (6)

Padres (4) vs. Cardinals (5)

National League

Wild Card Series

Date Game Start time TV channel Result
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Dodgers (1) vs. Brewers (8) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Braves (2) vs. Reds (7) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Cubs (3) vs. Marlins (6) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Padres (4) vs. Cardinals (5) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Thursday, Oct. 1 Dodgers (1) vs. Brewers (8) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Thursday, Oct. 1 Braves (2) vs. Reds (7) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Thursday, Oct. 1 Cubs (3) vs. Marlins (6) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Thursday, Oct. 1 Padres (4) vs. Cardinals (5) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Friday, Oct. 2 Dodgers (1) vs. Brewers (8)* TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Friday, Oct. 2 Braves (2) vs. Reds (7)* TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Friday, Oct. 2 Cubs (3) vs. Marlins (6)* TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Friday, Oct. 2 Padres (4) vs. Cardinals (5)* TBD ESPN/TBS TBD

*If necessary

American League

American League Wild Card Series results

All games will take place on the home field of the higher seed.

Rays (1) vs. Blue Jays (8)

Athletics (2) vs. White Sox (7)

Twins (3) vs. Astros (6)

Indians (4) vs. Yankees (5)

Wild Card Series schedule

Date Game Start time TV channel Result
Tuesday, Sept. 29 Rays (1) vs. Blue Jays (8) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Tuesday, Sept. 29 Athletics (2) vs. White Sox (7) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Tuesday, Sept. 29 Twins (3) vs. Astros (6) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Tuesday, Sept. 29 Indians (4) vs. Yankees (5) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Rays (1) vs. Blue Jays (8) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Athletics (2) vs. White Sox (7) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Twins (3) vs. Astros (6) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Indians (4) vs. Yankees (5) TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Thursday, Oct. 1 Rays (1) vs. Blue Jays (8)* TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Thursday, Oct. 1 Athletics (2) vs. White Sox (7)* TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Thursday, Oct. 1 Twins (3) vs. Astros (6)* TBD ESPN/TBS TBD
Thursday, Oct. 1 Indians (4) vs. Yankees (5)* TBD ESPN/TBS TBD

*If necessary

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