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MLB announces 2017 postseason schedule

Will the Rays be playing on October 3rd?

New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Major League Baseball announced the dates for the 2017 postseason on Tuesday, including the dates for the World Series beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at a site to be determined by the best regular season record between the participating teams.

The postseason will begin with the American League Wild Card Game on October 3rd, broadcast on ESPN, which the Rays are currently in pole position to play. The following day will feature the NL WC on TBS.

Fox and Fox Sports 1 will then take over programming for the majority of the American League’s postseason.

Both AL Division Series open on Thursday, Oct. 5 — the NLDS both start one day later— and have the following schedule, broadcast between Fox Sports 1 and MLB Network:

Game 1: Thursday, Oct. 5, home
Game 2: Friday, Oct. 6, home
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 8, away
Game 4*: Monday, Oct. 9, away
Game 5*: Wednesday, Oct. 11, home
*if necessary

The AL Championship Series then begins on Friday, Oct. 13th, broadcast between Fox and Fox Sports 1:

Game 1: Friday, Oct. 13, home
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 14, home
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 16, away
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 17, away
Game 5*: Wednesday, Oct. 18, away
Game 6*: Friday, Oct. 20, home
Game 7*: Saturday, Oct. 21, home
*if necessary

Finally, the World Series kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 24th on Fox with the following schedule:

Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 24, home
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 25, home
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 27, away
Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 28, away
Game 5*: Sunday, Oct. 29, away
Game 6*: Tuesday, Oct. 31, home
Game 7*: Wednesday, Nov. 1, home
*if necessary