The division series best-of-five matches between the four National League teams will be on TBS this weekend as the playoffs begin. In the early game, the Braves look to bounce back against the Brewers after losing Game 1, while in the nightcap, two of the favorites to win the World Series will be on display. The Los Angeles Dodgers lost Game 1, so a win for San Francisco in Game 2 would give the Giants 2-0 lead.
Here's how you can watch today'' and the rest of MLB' s postseason without cable.
What's the schedule for the divisional round?
Saturday is a travel day for the AL teams, leaving us with 0:1:20 NLDS games. On Sunday, the NL teams will be traveling and the AL teams, respectively, will play. On Monday, we'll have four games to play again.
Here's the weekend schedule (all times ET):
- 5:07 p.m. on TBS, Braves vs. Brewers, 5 a. m PT.
- 9:07 p.m. on TBS, Dodgers vs. Giants, 9 a. m,
- 4:07 p.m. on MLB Network, White Sox vs. Astros, 4 a.M.
- 8:07 p.m. EST on FS1 for the Red Sox vs. Rays, 8 a.M.
The full MLB postseason schedule is available here.
What's the playoff bracket like?
The Rays won the AL East, the White Sox won AL Central, and the Astros claimed the World Series title. The Red Sox won the AL Wild Card game and now face the top-seeded Rays, who finished the season with the best record in the American League.
The Braves won the NL East, the Brewers the National League Central, and the Giants won a playoff spot. The Giants won 107 games this season, which is highest in the National League. The Dodgers won their 107th game in the NL Wild Card game against the Cardinals and now head to San Francisco to face their longtime rivals.
The bracket for baseball's playoffs before the divisional round is revealed below.
What channels do I need to watch the MLB playoffs on?
All of the National League playoff games are on TBS, while all of America League games on Fox, FS1 and MLB Network. The World Series will be broadcast on Fox.
How do I watch the MLB playoffs without cable?
All four channels -- Fox, FS1, MLB Network, and TBS -- needed for the playoffs are available on three of the five major live TV streaming services. You won't miss a game with YouTube TV, Sling TV and DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV), but not every service offers every local network, so check each one using the links below to ensure that it has Fox in your area.
If you live in an area with excellent reception, you may watch the American League playoff games and World Series on Fox for free on over-the-air broadcast channels simply by connecting an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to virtually any TV.
YouTube TV is a YouTube television program for television.
YouTube TV costs $65 per month and includes all four channels for postseason baseball. Check your ZIP code on the welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.
Sling TV is a Sing TV channel that airs on SKY TV.
Sling TV's $35-a-month Blue plan includes Fox, FS1 and TBS. The MLB Network is included as part of the Sports Extra add-on, which costs $11 per month on top of your Blue plan. You can see which local channels you get from here.
DirecTV Streaming is available on DirEc TV.
The cheapest, $70-a-month Plus package from DirecTV Stream includes Fox, FS1 and TBS. To get MLB Network, you'll need to upgrade to the $85-a-month Choice plan. Use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available in your area.
Hulu with Live TV on HULU with Hungry TV
Hulu with Live TV costs $65 a month and includes Fox, FS1 and TBS, but not MLB Network. Click the "View all channels in your area" button at the bottom of its welcome page to see which local channels are available where you live.
FuboTV is a television series developed by Fufo.
FuboTV costs $65 per month and is available with Fox and FS1, but not TBS. You can add MLB Network for an extra $11 a month with the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on. Check out which local networks it offers here.
Each live TV streaming service offers a free trial, is unrestricted, and requires scalability and proximity to work. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.