Major League Baseball today announced the start times for all Division Series games through Saturday. TBS will exclusively televise up to 18 of the 20 potential Division Series games, while MLB Network will carry two Division Series games – one on Friday, October 4, and the other on Monday, October 7.
The National League Central Champion St. Louis Cardinals will host the winner of the National League Wild Card Game (either the Pittsburgh Pirates or the Cincinnati Reds) in Game 1 of the N.L. Division Series at Busch Stadium on Thursday, October 3, at 5:07 p.m. (ET)/4:07 p.m. (CT).
In the evening, the N.L. East Champion Atlanta Braves will host the N.L. West-winning Los Angeles Dodgers with an 8:37 p.m. (ET) first pitch in Game 1 of the NLDS at Turner Field. Both of Thursday’s games will be exclusively televised by TBS.
On Friday, October 4, all four Division Series will be in action, beginning with Game 2 of the Cardinals’ NLDS at Busch Stadium at 1:07 p.m. (ET)/12:07 p.m. (CT). MLB Network will exclusively televise the Cardinals’ matinee on Friday.
Three ensuing Division Series games will be on TBS. At 3:07 p.m. (ET), the Boston Red Sox will host the American League Wild Card Game winner – the Cleveland Indians, the Tampa Bay Rays or the Texas Rangers – in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Game 2 of the Dodgers-Braves NLDS will start at 6:07 p.m. (ET). Friday’s finale will be Game 1 in Oakland, featuring the A.L. West Champion Athletics against the A.L. Central-winning Detroit Tigers, with a 9:37 (ET)/6:37 p.m. (PT) first pitch.
The first of Saturday’s pair of contests – each an ALDS Game 2 – will get under way at Fenway Park at 5:37 p.m. (ET). The A’s will then host the Tigers with a 9:07 p.m. (ET)/6:07 p.m. (PT) start.
ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2013 MLB Postseason games, including the Wild Card Games.