MLB announces 2016 Postseason Schedule
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday the schedule for the upcoming postseason. MLB’s 2016 Postseason begins on Tuesday, Oct. 4 with the AL Wild Card Game. The National League Wild Card Game is scheduled for a day later on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
The best of five divisional play starts on Thursday, Oct. 6 with both American League Division Series. The NLDS starts on Friday, Oct. 7.
The National League Division Series will be carried by MLB Network and Fox Sports 1.
The Championship Series begin on Friday, Oct. 14 with the ALCS. And the best of seven National League Championship Series starts on Saturday, Oct. 15. Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, if necessary, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23. The seventh and final game of the NLCS is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 23.
The 2016 World Series begins Tuesday, Oct. 25 with the American League Champs hosting games one and two. The Fall Classic moves to the home park of the National League Champions on Friday, Oct. 28. The NL Champs would host games three (Friday, Oct. 28), four (Saturday, Oct. 29) and five (Sunday, Oct. 30).
Games six and seven of the 2016 World Series are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1 and Wednesday, Nov. 2.
With Monday’s win over the Padres, the Cubs increased the lead in the National League Central Division to 12 ½ games over the Cardinals, who are focused on catching the Cubs and winning the division. The Cubs at 79-45 have a six game lead over the Nationals (73-51) for the best record in the National League. And the Cubs hold the tie-breaker over the Nationals after winning the season series 5-2.