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MLB releases 2013 playoff schedule, ALDS scheduled to start October 4

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The American League Divisional Series starts October 4, World Series game seven is to be played October 31. Set your schedules accordingly.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Dates for the roller coaster known as Major League Baseball's post season have been set. If the playoffs started today, the Tigers would begin play at home on October 4 as the number two seed in the AL.

Regular season ends September 29.

NL wild-card game: TBS
October 1

AL wild-card game: TBS

October 2

NL Division Series: TBS and MLB Network

Format: 2-2-1
October 3: Game 1
October 4: Game 2 TBS or MLB Network
October 6: Game 3
October 7: Game 4
October 9: Game 5

AL Division Series: TBS and MLB Network
Format: 2-2-1
October 4: Game 1 TBS or MLB Network
October 5: Game 2
October 7: Game 3 - TBS or MLB Network
October 8: Game 4
October 10: Game 5

NL Championship Series: TBS
Format: 2-3-2
October 11: Game 1
October 12: Game 2
October 14: Game 3
October 15: Game 4
October 16: Game 5
October 18: Game 6
October 19: Game 7

AL Championship Series: FOX
Format: 2-3-2
October 12: Game 1
October 13: Game 2
October 15: Game 3
October 16: Game 4
October 17: Game 5
October 19: Game 6
October 20: Game 7

World Series: FOX
Format: 2-3-2
October 23: Game 1 - AL city
October 24: Game 2 - AL city
October 26: Game 3 - NL city
October 27: Game 4 - NL city
October 28: Game 5 - NL city
October 30: Game 6 - AL city
October 31: Game 7 - AL city