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MLB Postseason: ALCS and NLCS schedules and how to watch

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Baseball’s biggest rivalries are heating up this week.

MLB: NLDS-Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The matches have been set, and the teams with the best records in the regular season — the Dodgers and the Rays — have actually advanced to the Championship Series. In Arlington, the Dodgers will be facing off against the Braves, and in San Diego, the Rays will square off against the Astros.

While there are certainly those clamoring to see a Dodgers/Astros rematch, I think we can all agree that there’s some damn fine viewing to be had as the Rays attempt to get revenge on the Houston club for ousting them from the ALDS last season.

Regardless of who you’re cheering for, you’ll want to know how to watch the games, which start Sunday evening. All times below are Eastern, and only times for the first three games have been announced.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Sunday, Oct. 11

• ALCS Game 1: HOU vs. TB, San Diego. Where? TBS, 7:30pm

Monday, Oct. 12

• ALCS, Game 2: HOU vs. TB, San Diego. Where? TBS, 4pm
• NLCS Game 1: ATL vs. LAD, Arlington. Where? FOX or FS1, 8pm

Tuesday, Oct. 13

• ALCS Game 3: HOU vs. TB, San Diego. Where? TBS
• NLCS Game 2: ATL vs. LAD, Arlington. Where? FOX or FS1

Wednesday, Oct. 14

• ALCS Game 4: HOU vs. TB, San Diego. Where? TBS
• NLCS Game 3: LAD vs. ATL, Arlington. Where? FOX or FS1

Thursday, Oct. 15

ALCS Game 5*: HOU vs. TB, San Diego. Where? TBS
• NLCS, Game 4: LAD vs. ATL, Arlington, FOX or FS1
*if needed

Friday, Oct. 16

ALCS Game 6*: HOU vs. TB, San Diego. Where? TBS
• NLCS, Game 5*: LAD vs. ATL, Arlington. Where? FOX or FS1
*if needed

Saturday, Oct. 17

• ALCS Game 7*: HOU vs. TB, San Diego. Where? TBS
• NLCS Game 6*: ATL vs. LAD, Arlington. Where? FOX or FS1
*if needed

Sunday, Oct. 18

• NLCS Game 7*: ATL vs. LAD, Arlington. Where? FOX or FS1
*if needed

Who will you be backing in the postseason this year? The Rays have yet to win a World Series, and haven’t been to the World Series since 2008. The Dodgers have been left in the cold for both the 2017 and 2018 World Series, and have made the postseason a whopping eight seasons in a row, is it their time at last? The Astros are terrible and no one should be cheering for cheaters to prosper. The Braves have a solid young player base and haven’t won a World Series since 1995.

Really, there are some incredibly talented players on all these teams, and the best-of-seven series in both leagues will make for some massively compelling viewing.