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2021 MLB playoff schedule: full group, dates, times, TV channels for NLCS, ALCS


It took all the way to the last inning, but the field of the MLB League Championship Series is set.

The Dodgers broke through in the ninth inning of their Game 5 meeting of the NL Divisional Series against the seeded Giants and advanced to their fourth NL Series in the past five years. They will face the Braves for the second year in a row.

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Los Angeles isn’t the only wild-card team to make it into this round. The Red Sox defeated the top seeded Rays in four games in the American League Division Series to set up a rematch of the 2018 American League Championship Series with the Astros. Houston will also make its fourth trip to ALCS in the past five years.

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Sporting News has you covered with all the information you need to watch the National League and American League Championship Series:

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2021 MLB Playoff Group

National League

  • Braves (2) vs. Dodgers (4)

American league

  • Astros (2) vs. Red Sox (4)

How to watch MLB playoff games

  • Television channel: TBS, Fox, FS1
  • Transmission: Fox Sports Application | TBS application | fuboTV

TBS will be the network for all NLCS games, while FS1 and Fox will split the ALCS broadcasts.

Viewers can stream the NLCS on the TBS app. You can find the ALCS on the Fox Sports app or fuboTV.

MLB playoff schedule, results

National League Championship Series Results

The winner of the NLCS will head to the World Series. The last time the Braves went to the World Series was in 1999 and their last title was in 1995. The Dodgers won the World Series in the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season, on their third trip in four years.

Braves (2) vs. Dodgers (4)

  • Game 1: Dodgers at Braves
  • Game 2: Dodgers at Braves
  • Game 3: Braves at Dodgers
  • Game 4: Braves at Dodgers
  • Game 5 *: Braves at Dodgers
  • Game 6 *: Dodgers at Braves
  • Game 7 *: Dodgers at Braves

2021 National League Championship Series Schedule

All times are Eastern and are subject to change given the results of other series.

DatePlayStart timetelevision channelOutcome
Saturday, October 16Dodgers at Braves, Game 18:07 pmTBS
Sunday, October 17Dodgers at Braves, Game 27:37 pmTBS
Tuesday, October 19Braves at Dodgers, Game 3TBDTBS
Wednesday, October 20Braves at Dodgers, Game 4TBDTBS
Thursday, Oct. 21Braves at Dodgers, Game 5 *TBDTBS
Saturday October 23Dodgers at Braves, Game 6 *TBDTBS
Sunday October 24Dodgers at Braves, Game 7 *TBDTBS

* If necessary.

American League Championship Series Results

The ALCS winners will head to the World Series. The Astros made their last appearance in the Fall Classic in 2019 and recently won a championship in 2017, while the Red Sox took home the title on their most recent trip in 2018.

Astros (2) vs. Red Sox (4)

  • Game 1: Red Sox at Astros
  • Game 2: Red Sox at Astros
  • Game 3: Astros at Red Sox
  • Game 4: Astros at Red Sox
  • Game 5 *: Astros at Red Sox
  • Game 6 *: Red Sox at Astros
  • Game 7 *: Red Sox at Astros

2021 American League Division Series Schedule

All times are Eastern and are subject to change given the results of other series.

DatePlayStart timetelevision channelOutcome
Friday, Oct. fifteenRed Sox at Astros, Game 18:07 pmFox
Saturday, October 16Red Sox at Astros, Game 24:20 pmFox
Mon, October 18Astros at Red Sox, Game 38:07 pmFox / FS1
Tuesday, October 19Astros at Red Sox, Game 4TBDFS1
Wednesday, October 20Astros at Red Sox, Game 5 *TBDFS1
Friday, Oct. 22Red Sox at Astros, Game 6 *TBDFS1
Saturday October 23Red Sox at Astros, Game 7 *TBDFox / FS1

* If necessary.




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