2022 MLB playoff schedule: Everything you should know

An expanded playoff lineup with 12 teams and a Friday night World Series opener are among the highlights of Major League Baseball’s 2022 postseason schedule.

The league has released details of the games, dates and broadcast outlets for this year’s playoffs leading up to this year’s Fall Classic, which begin on Oct. 28.

Game 7 of the World Series, if necessary, would be on Saturday, Nov. 5 — which would be the latest date in World Series history.

Here’s a look at the information you need to know to for postseason baseball (all times TBD):

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Where can I watch the MLB playoffs online?

All games telecast on TBS, Fox and FS1 will be available to MLB.TV subscribers who are authenticated subscribers to the applicable network through a participating pay TV provider.

AL games can be streamed via Watch TBS or through the TBS app. 

NL games and the World Series can be streamed on FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports app.

What is the AL/NL Championship Series schedule?

The best-of-seven AL and NL Championship Series will begin on Oct. 18 and 19.

AL Championship Series (Astros vs. Yankees)

Game 1: Astros 4, Yankees 2 (Astros lead 1-0)Game 2: Thursday – New York at Houston, 7:37 p.m. (TBS)Game 3: Saturday – Houston at New York, 5:07 p.m. (TBS)Game 4: Sunday – Houston at New York, 7:07 p.m. (TBS)Game 5: Monday – Houston at New York, 4:07 p.m. (if necessary, TBS)Game 6: Tuesday, Oct. 25 – New York at Houston, 6:07 p.m. (if necessary, TBS)Game 7: Wednesday, Oct. 26 – New York at Houston, 7:37 p.m. (if necessary, TBS)

NL Championship Series (Phillies vs. Padres)

Game 1: Phillies 2, Padres 0 Game 2: Padres 8, Phillies 5 (Series tied 1-1)Game 3: Friday – San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:37 p.m. (FS1)Game 4: Saturday – San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:45 p.m. (Fox)Game 5: Sunday – San Diego at Philadelphia, 2:37 p.m. (FS1)Game 6: Monday – Philadelphia at San Diego, 8:03 p.m. (if necessary, FS1) Game 7: Tuesday, Oct. 25 – Philadelphia at San Diego, 8:03 p.m. (if necessary, Fox/ FS1)

What is the 2022 World Series schedule?

The best-of-seven World Series will begin on Oct. 28 at the home park of the team with the better regular-season record.

World Series

Game 1: Friday, Oct. 28Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 29Game 3: Monday, Oct. 31Game 4: Tuesday, Nov. 1Game 5: Wednesday, Nov. 2 (if necessary)Game 6: Friday, Nov. 4 (if necessary)Game 7: Saturday, Nov. 5 (if necessary)

All World Series games will be broadcast on Fox.

AL/NL Division Series results

AL Division Series

Game 1: Astros 8, Mariners 7; Yankees 4, Guardians 1Game 2: Astros 4, Mariners 2 Game 2: Guardians 4, Yankees 2 (10 inn.) Game 3: Astros 1, Mariners 0 (18. inn.) (Astros win series 3-0); Guardians 6, Yankees 5 (Guardians lead 2-1)Game 4: Yankees 4, Guardians 2Game 5: Yankees 5, Guardians 1 (Yankees win series 3-2)

NL Division Series

Game 1: Phillies 7, Braves 6; Dodgers 5, Padres 3Game 2: Braves 3, Phillies 0; Padres 5, Dodgers 3 Game 3: Phillies 9, Braves 1; Padres 2, Dodgers 1Game 4: Phillies 8, Braves 3 (Phillies win series 3-1); Padres 5, Dodgers 3 (Padres win series 3-1)

AL/NL wild card results


Game 1: Guardians 2, Rays 1Game 1: Phillies 6, Cardinals 3Game 1: Mariners 4, Blue Jays 0Game 1: Padres 7, Mets 1


Game 2: Guardians 1, Rays 0, 15 innings (Guardians win series)Game 2: Mariners 10, Blue Jays 9 (Mariners win series)Game 2: Mets 7, Padres 3Game 2: Phillies 2, Cardinals 0 (Phillies win series)


Game 3: Padres 6, Mets 0 (Padres win series)

Which teams made the playoffs?


Houston Astros (West Division champions, best record in AL), New York Yankees (East Division champions), Cleveland Guardians (Central Division champions), Toronto Blue Jays (wild card, No. 4 seed), Seattle Mariners (wild card, No. 5 seed), Tampa Bay Rays (wild card, No. 6 seed).


Los Angeles Dodgers (West Division champions, best record in NL), Atlanta Braves (East Division champions), St. Louis Cardinals (Central Division champions), New York Mets (wild card, No. 4 seed), San Diego Padres (wild card, No. 5 seed), Philadelphia Phillies (wild card, No. 6 seed).

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