2017 MLB Playoff Schedule

The 2017 MLB Playoff schedule will be here before you know it. The playoffs will kick off on or about October 3rd, 2017 with the Wild Card Round of Play. The Divisional Series for both the American and National Leagues will get started soon after, and the winner of these matchups will face off in the championship round for each League. The final teams remaining in each league will face off in the 2017 MLB World Series. The tentative start date for the 2017 MLB World Series is October 24th, 2017. As the final matchups, schedules, and TV schedules are set, we will post the updated information for baseball fans to enjoy. If you are looking for your favorite team’s schedule prior to the postseason, we have them all posted here for you to enjoy. Let’s play some baseball!!!

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How Many MLB Teams Earn a Spot in the Playoffs in 2017?

A total of 10 of the 30 Major League Baseball teams earn a spot in the playoffs. The three divisional champions earn spots in each League, and the two Wildcard teams (one from each league) earn playoff spots. The Wildcard Round of the MLB Playoffs consists of a single elimination game for both the American and National League games.

What is the Format of the 2017 MLB Playoffs?

The Wildcard round of the MLB playoffs is a single elimination game. The first round of the Divisional Series is a best three of out of five contest played in the following order: HHAAH, and the higher seeded of the two team’s gets home field advantage. The championship game for each League is a best four of seven contest played in the following order: HHAAAHH. The World Series is also a best four of seven contest played in the following order: HHAAAHH. The final MLB Playoff schedule will be finalized no later than the last day of the 2017 MLB regular season.

2017 MLB Playoff Schedule

Wildcard Round

American League
October 3rd/4th, 2017
Team 1 vs Team 2. Dates and TV Schedule TBD.
National League
October 3rd/4th, 2017
Team 1 vs Team 2. Dates and TV Schedule TBD.

2017 MLB Divisional Round

Best 3 out of 5 : HHAAH
Start Date: October 5th/6th, 2017
American League
Wildcard Leader vs AL #1 Seed
Times and Dates of the five games TBD
AL Seed #2 vs AL Seed #3
Times and Dates of the five games TBD
National League
Start Date: October 5th/6th, 2017
Wildcard Leader vs NL #1 Seed
Times and Dates of the five games TBD
NL Seed #2 vs NL Seed #3

2017 MLB League Championship Round

Best 4 out of 7 : HHAAAHH
TBD: Approximately October 12th/13th
American League
Winner of Divisional Series 1 vs Winner of Divisional Series 2
National League
Winner of Divisional Series 1 vs Winner of Divisional Series 2

2017 MLB Word Series Schedule

Best 4 out of 7 : HHAAAHH with AL having home field advantage
October 24, 2017
American League Champion vs National League Champion
Times and Dates to be published