The 2017 MLB playoffs are here, with 10 teams providing us several storylines to watch this October, from the Wild Card games all the way through the World Series.

We have three 100-win teams — the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and Houston Astros — for just the sixth time in major league history, and the first time since 2003.

There are a trio of great turnaround stories as well. The Minnesota Twins had the worst record in baseball in 2016 with 103 losses, but this year they’re in the postseason as the second American League Wild Card, the first team ever to make the playoffs one year after losing 100 games.

In the National League, the Arizona Diamondbacks rebounded from a 93-loss campaign to capture the top Wild Card spot with 93 wins in 2017. Arizona is back in the playoffs for the first time since 2011, while this is the Twins’ first postseason trip since 2010. The Colorado Rockies, winners of the second NL Wild Card spot, are back for the October dance for the first time since 2009, and just one season after an 87-loss campaign.


Cleveland Indians 102-60 (AL Central winners)
Houston Astros 101-61 (AL West winners)
Boston Red Sox 93-69 (AL East winners)
New York Yankees 91-71 (first AL Wild Card)
Minnesota Twins 85-77 (second AL Wild Card)

Los Angeles Dodgers 104-58 (NL West winners)
Washington Nationals 97-65 (NL East winners)
Chicago Cubs 92-70 (NL Central winners)
Arizona Diamondbacks 93-69 (first NL Wild Card)
Colorado Rockies 87-75 (second AL Wild Card)


Each Wild Card Game is a single-elimination contest, held on Tuesday, Oct. 3 (American League) and Wednesday, Oct. 4 (National League), with the winners advancing to face the top seeds in each league.

The Division Series are all best-of-five affairs, with a 2-2-1 format. The League Championship Series are both best-of-seven series, with a 2-3-2 format, as is the World Series.



All times ET
*if necessary

Tuesday, Oct. 3
American League Wild Card Game: Yankees 8, Twins 4 (recap)

Wednesday, Oct. 4
National League Wild Card Game: Diamondbacks 11, Rockies 8 (recap)

Thursday, Oct. 5
ALDS Game 1: Red Sox at Astros, 4:08 p.m. (MLB Network)
ALDS Game 1: Yankees at Indians, 7:38 p.m. (FS1)

Friday, Oct. 6
ALDS Game 2: Red Sox at Astros, 2:05 p.m. (FS1)
ALDS Game 2: Yankees at Indians, 5:08 p.m. (MLB Network)
NLDS Game 1: Cubs at Nationals, 7:31 p.m. (TBS)
NLDS Game 1: Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 10:31 p.m. (TBS)

Saturday, Oct. 7
NLDS Game 2: Cubs at Nationals, 5:38 p.m. (TBS)
NLDS Game 2: Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 9:08 p.m. (TBS)

Sunday, Oct. 8
ALDS Game 3: Astros at Red Sox, 2:38 p.m. (FS1)
ALDS Game 3: Indians at AL Yankees, 7:38 p.m. (FS1)

Monday, Oct. 9
ALDS Game 4*: Astros at Red Sox, TBD (FS1)
ALDS Game 4*: Indians at Yankees, TBD (FS1)
NLDS Game 3: Dodgers at Diamondbacks, TBD (TBS)
NLDS Game 3: Nationals at Cubs, TBD (TBS)

Tuesday, Oct. 10
NLDS Game 4*: Dodgers at Diamondbacks, TBD (TBS)
NLDS Game 4*: Nationals at Cubs, TBD (TBS)

Wednesday, Oct. 11
ALDS Game 5*: Red Sox at Astros, TBD (FS1)
ALDS Game 5*: Yankees at Indians, TBD (FS1)

Thursday, Oct. 12
NLDS Game 5*: Diamondbacks at Dodgers, TBD (TBS)
NLDS Game 5*: Cubs at Nationals, TBD (TBS)

Friday, Oct. 13
ALCS, Game 1, TBD (Fox or FS1)

Saturday, Oct. 14
ALCS, Game 2, TBD (Fox or FS1)
NLCS, Game 1, TBD (TBS)

Sunday, Oct. 15
NLCS, Game 2, TBD (TBS)

Monday, Oct. 16
ALCS, Game 3, TBD (Fox or FS1)

Tuesday, Oct. 17
ALCS, Game 4, TBD (Fox or FS1)
NLCS, Game 3, TBD (TBS)

Wednesday, Oct. 18
ALCS, Game 5*, TBD (Fox or FS1)
NLCS, Game 4, TBD (TBS)

Thursday, Oct. 19
NLCS, Game 5*, TBD (TBS)

Friday, Oct. 20
ALCS, Game 6*, TBD (Fox or FS1)

Saturday, Oct. 21
NLCS, Game 6*, TBD (TBS)
ALCS, Game 7*, TBD (Fox or FS1)

Sunday, Oct. 22
NLCS, Game 7*, TBD (TBS)

Tuesday, Oct. 24
World Series, Game 1, TBD (Fox)

Wednesday, Oct. 25
World Series, Game 2, TBD (Fox)

Friday, Oct. 27
World Series, Game 3, TBD (Fox)

Saturday, Oct. 28
World Series, Game 4*, TBD (Fox)

Sunday, Oct. 29
World Series, Game 5*, TBD (Fox)

Tuesday, Oct. 31
World Series, Game 6*, TBD (Fox)

Wednesday, Nov. 1
World Series, Game 7*, TBD (Fox)