2022 MLB playoffs: Schedule, postseason bracket, standings

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The 2022 World Series is set, with an AL powerhouse on one side and a sixth-seeded NL squad on the other: theHouston AstrosandPhiladelphia Phillies.

In the American League, theCleveland Guardiansknocked out theTampa Bay Rays, while theSeattle Marinersstunned theToronto Blue Jaysto start their first postseason in 21 years. Cleveland moved on to play theNew York Yankeesin the AL Division Series, where the Guardians lost in five games. The Mariners moved on to play the No. 1-seeded Astros-- and got swept, sending Houston to the AL Championship Series to meet New York. There, the Astros won four in a row for another sweep, advancing to the Fall Classic.

In the National League, the Philliesswept the Cardinals and then went on to defeat the reigning World Series championAtlanta Bravesin the NL Division Series. TheSan Diego Padresfollowed a wild-card round upset of the Mets by knocking out the top-seededLos Angeles Dodgersand setting up an NL Championship Series matchup with Philadelphia. Philly won to move on to play on baseball's biggest stage.

This postseason marks the debut of Major League Baseball's new 12-team playoff format that boasts an additional wild-card spot in both the American League and National League. From the first pitch of the wild-card games to the last out of the World Series, we've got you covered with the postseason bracket, schedules, results and how to watch every postseason game in October and November.

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World Series

Best-of-seven series

All times Eastern

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Houston Astros

  • Game 1: Phillies at Astros, Friday, Oct. 28 (Fox)
  • Game 2: Phillies at Astros, Saturday, Oct. 29(Fox)
  • Game 3: Astros at Phillies, Monday, Oct. 31(Fox)
  • Game 4: Astros at Phillies, Tuesday, Nov. 1(Fox)
  • Game 5*: Astros at Phillies, Wednesday, Nov. 2(Fox)
  • Game 6*: Phillies at Astros, Friday, Nov. 4(Fox)
  • Game 7*: Phillies at Astros, Saturday, Nov. 5(Fox)

*if necessary

Completed rounds

American League Championship Series

Best-of-seven series

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

Astros win 4-0

National League Championship Series

Best-of-seven series

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres

Phillies win 4-1

American League Division Series

Best-of-five series

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians

Yankees win series 3-2

Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners

Astros win series 3-0

National League Division Series

Best-of-five series

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies win series 3-1

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres

Padres win series 3-1

American League Wild Card Games

Best-of-three series

Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Guardians

Guardians win series 2-0

Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays

Mariners win series 2-0

National League Wild Card Games

Best-of-three series

Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals

Phillies win series 2-0

San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Padres win series 2-1