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MLB Postseason: ALDS and NLDS schedules and how to watch

MLB: Wild Card-Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Whatever your thoughts were on the expanded Wild Card series, we have now arrived at something that much more closely resembles the postseason we know and love, as the Division Series kicks off this week.

Now, there are some teams missing we probably would have seen if the Wild Card had gone as usual — Twins, I’m looking at you — but instead we have some very interesting shared-division matchups that will see teams who are very familiar with each other squaring off to see who gets to go to the Championship Series.

What is different is where they’re playing. MLB has established a postseason “bubble” of sorts, with the NL teams headed to Texas to play in Houston and the new Rangers stadium in Arlinton; and the AL teams are going to California to play in Los Angeles and San Diego.

What this means is that no teams get a true home field advantage, and with AL teams using National League parks and vice versa, players will likely have fairly limited exposure to the stadiums they’re using.

Below are the schedules for the upcoming Division Series games. All times are ET, and the teams are listed in order of road vs. home (they will be swapping throughout the series).

Division Series Schedule

Monday, Oct. 5

• AL Division Series Game 1, HOU vs. OAK, at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. Where? TBS
• AL Division Series Game 1, NYY vs. TB, at San Diego, 8 p.m. Where? TBS

Tuesday, Oct. 6

• NL Division Series Game 1, MIA vs. ATL, at Houston, 2 p.m. Where? FS1
• AL Division Series Game 2, HOU vs. OAK, at Los Angeles, 4:30 p.m. Where? TBS
• AL Division Series Game 2, NYY vs. TB, at San Diego, 8 p.m. Where? TBS
• NL Division Series Game 1, SD vs. LAD, at Arlington, 9:30 p.m. Where? FS1

Wednesday, Oct. 7

• NL Division Series Game 2, MIA vs. ATL, at Houston, 2 p.m. Where? MLBN
• AL Division Series Game 3, OAK vs. HOU, at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. Where? TBS
• AL Division Series Game 3, TB vs. NYY, at San Diego, 7 p.m. Where? TBS
• NL Division Series Game 2, SD vs. LAD, at Arlington, 9 p.m. Where? FS1

Thursday, Oct. 8

• NL Division Series Game 3, ATL vs. MIA, at Houston, 2 p.m. Where? FS1
• AL Division Series Game 4*, OAK vs. HOU, at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. Where? TBS
AL Division Series Game 4*, TB vs. NYY, at San Diego, 7 p.m. Where? TBS
• NL Division Series Game 3, LAD vs. SD, at Arlington, 9 p.m. Where? MLBN
*if needed

Friday, Oct. 9

• NL Division Series Game 4*, ATL vs. MIA, at Houston, 2 p.m. Where? FS1
• AL Division Series Game 5*, HOU vs. OAK, at Los Angeles, 3:30 p.m. Where? TBS
• AL Division Series Game 5*, NYY vs. TB, at San Diego, 7 p.m. Where? TBS
• NL Division Series Game 4*, LAD vs. SD, at Arlington, 9 p.m. Where? FS1
*if needed

Saturday, Oct. 10

• NL Division Series Game 5*, MIA vs. ATL, at Houston, 4 p.m. Where? FS1
• NL Division Series Game 5*, SD vs. LAD, at Arlington, 8 p.m. Where? FS1
*if needed

Is your bracket already busted? Who will you be cheering for in the Division Series?