2021 MLB World Series

From 2021-10-08
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2021 MLB World Series

The 2021 Major League Baseball postseason is underway, and eight teams are battling for this year’s World Series crown. Th3e 2021 MLB playoffs mark a return to some sense of normalcy for the sport. Gone are the neutral sites, the fan-less games, and the 16-team format; the concepts of home-field advantage and sellouts are back, and so is the 10-team field.

The Yankees and Cardinals bowed out in the Wild Card Games, leaving four LDS matchups: Giants-Dodgers and Brewers-Braves in the National League, and Rays-Red Sox and Brewers-Braves in the American League.

How to watch MLB World Series/playoff games

  • TV channel: TBS, FS1, MLB Network
  • Stream: Fox Sports app | TBS app | MLB.TV | fuboTV

TBS will be the network for all the National League playoff games, while FS1 and MLB Network will split broadcasting duties for the American League.

Viewers can find the American League Division Series on the Fox Sports app, MLB.TV or fuboTV. Viewers can stream the National League Division Series on the TBS app.

The two wild-card matchups are done. Now all the postseason teams will be taking the field.

The Red Sox defeated their rival Yankees in the AL wild-card game to set up a match against the Rays, who finished the 2021 regular season as the top team after winning the 2020 AL pennant. The Dodgers prevailed in a low-scoring affair against the Cardinals in the NL wild-card game with a walk-off homer to move on to the NLDS to face the NL West champion Giants.

MLB playoff bracket 2021

National League

  • Giants (1) vs. Dodgers (4)
  • Brewers (2) vs. Braves (3)

American League

  • Rays (1) vs. Red Sox (4)
  • Astros (2) vs. White Sox (3)

National League Division Series 2021 schedule

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

Date Game Start time TV channel Result
Fri., Oct. 8 Dodgers vs Giants, Game 1 9:37 p.m. TBS 4-0, SF
Fri., Oct. 8 Braves vs Brewers, Game 1 4:37 p.m. TBS 2-1, MIL
Sat., Oct. 9 Dodgers vs Giants, Game 2 9:07 p.m. TBS
Sat., Oct. 9 Braves vs Brewers, Game 2 5:07 p.m. TBS
Mon., Oct. 11 Giants vs Dodgers, Game 3 9:37 p.m. TBS
Mon., Oct. 11 Brewers vs Braves, Game 3 1:07 p.m. TBS
Tue., Oct. 12 Giants vs Dodgers, Game 4* 9:07 p.m. TBS
Tue., Oct. 12 Brewers vs Braves, Game 4* 5:07 p.m. TBS
Thu., Oct. 14 Dodgers vs Giants, Game 5* 9:07 p.m. TBS
Thu., Oct. 14 Braves vs Brewers, Game 5* 5:07 p.m. TBS

American League Division Series results

The winners of the two series will head to the American League Championship Series, with the higher seed to start at home.

Rays (1) vs. Red Sox (4)

  • Game 1: Rays 5, Red Sox 0 (Rays lead series 1-0)
  • Game 2: Red Sox 14, Rays 6 (Series tied 1-1)
  • Game 3: Rays at Red Sox
  • Game 4: Rays at Red Sox
  • Game 5: Red Sox at Rays

Astros (2) vs. White Sox (3)

  • Game 1: Astros 6, White Sox 1 (Astros lead series 1-0)
  • Game 2: Astros 9, White Sox 4 (Astros lead series 2-0)
  • Game 3: Astros at White Sox
  • Game 4: Astros at White Sox
  • Game 5: White Sox at Astros

American League Division Series 2021 schedule

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

Date Game Start time TV channel Result
Thu., Oct. 7 Red Sox vs Rays, Game 1 8:07 p.m. FS1 5-0, TB
Thu., Oct. 7 White Sox vs Astros, Game 1 4:07 p.m. FS1 6-1, HOU
Fri., Oct. 8 Red Sox vs Rays, Game 2 7:02 p.m. FS1 14-6, BOS
Fri., Oct. 8 White Sox vs Astros, Game 2 2:07 p.m. MLB Network 9-4, HOU
Sun., Oct. 10 Rays vs Red Sox, Game 3 4:07 p.m. MLB Network
Sun., Oct. 10 Astros at White Sox, Game 3 8:07 p.m. FS1
Mon., Oct. 11 Rays vs Red Sox, Game 4 7:07 p.m. FS1
Mon., Oct. 11 Astros vs White Sox, Game 4* 3:37 p.m. FS1
Wed., Oct. 13 Red Sox vs Rays, Game 5* 5:07 p.m. FS1
Wed., Oct. 13 White Sox vs Astros, Game 5* 9:07 p.m. FS1

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