2020 MLB Playoffs Bracket - ALCS and NLCS Schedule, Bubble Locations, Dates & How To Watch The MLB Postseason
MLB Playoffs Bracket – League Championship Series
The 2020 MLB Playoffs got underway less than two weeks ago with 16 teams in the mix, but now only four remain.
The League Championship Series’ are upon us and both ALCS and NLCS clashes look set to be ones to remember.
The Tampa Bay Rays edged a thrilling Game 5 to advance to the American League Championship Series at the expense of the New York Yankees. The Rays will play the Houston Astros, who saw off the Oakland Athletics 3-1 in their best-of-five series. The Astros are the surprise of the MLB Playoffs so far, having advanced to this stage despite posting a losing record during the regular season.
As for the National League Championship Series, two teams on red-hot streaks collide as the L.A. Dodgers take on the Atlanta Braves.
Both these teams won their NLDS 3-0 and are yet to actually lose a game in the playoffs. The Braves comfortably beat the Miami Marlins, while the Dodgers put an end to the San Diego Padres’ hopes.
The winners of the ALCS and NCLS will advance to the 2020 MLB World Series, which this year takes place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers.
ALCS Schedule – Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros Schedule
ALCS Game 1: Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, October 11th, 7.37 p.m ET
ALCS Game 2: Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, October 12th, 4.07 p.m ET
ALCS Game 3: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros, Tuesday, October 13th
ALCS Game 4: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros, Wednesday, October 14th
ALCS Game 5: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros, Thursday, October 15th (if necessary)
ALCS Game 6: Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, October 16th (if necessary)
ALCS Game 7: Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, October 17th (if necessary)
NLCS Schedule – L.A. Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves Schedule
NLCS Game 1: Atlanta Braves vs. L.A. Dodgers, Monday, October 12th, 8.08 p.m ET
NLCS Game 2: Atlanta Braves vs. L.A. Dodgers, Tuesday, October 13th
NLCS Game 3: L.A. Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, October 14th
NLCS Game 4: L.A. Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves, Thursday, October 15th
NLCS Game 5: L.A. Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves, Friday, October 16th (if necessary)
NLCS Game 6: Atlanta Braves vs. L.A. Dodgers, Saturday, October 17th (if necessary)
NLCS Game 7: Atlanta Braves vs. L.A. Dodgers, Sunday, October 18th (if necessary)
MLB Playoff bubble locations – ALCS and NLCS Series being hosted
Both the ALCS and NLCS will take place inside an MLB Playoff bubble.
The ALCS games between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros will emanate from Petco Park, which is the home of the San Diego Padres. The Rays will be familiar with the baseball park, as it is where they played the New York Yankees for their best-of-five ALDS. It has a capacity of 40,209 (although no fans will be in attendance).
The NLCS games between the L.A. Dodgers and Atlanta Braves will take place at Globe Life Field, which is the home of the Texas Rangers. The Dodgers contested their NLDS at that location, where they defeated the Padres in three straight games. Globe Life Field will also be the site where the 2020 MLB World Series takes place and can hold 40,300 people.
How to watch the MLB playoffs – ALCS and NLCS TV schedule
The 2020 MLB ALCS and NLCS will be aired on TBS and FOX.
The ALCS between the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros will be shown on TBS, starting Sunday at 7.37 p.m ET, while the NLCS between the L.A. Dodgers and Atlanta Braves will be shown on FOX. The first game in that series is on Monday at 8.08 p.m ET.
MLB Playoffs Streaming – How To Stream The ALCS and NLCS games
As is the case for most in the year 2020, sports fans also have the option of being able to stream the MLB Playoffs and both the ALCS and NLCS Series.
Being able to stream the MLB Playoffs beyond the traditional means of a cable TV channel is important, and there are ways to do it. Here are four different streaming services:
- Hulu Live
- Sling TV
- AT&T NOW
- PlayStation Vue