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Division Series schedule 2021: times, TV, radio and how to watch

Information on how to watch or listen to the American League and National League Division Series matchups in the 2021 MLB playoffs.

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Division Series schedule 2021: times, TV, radio and how to watch
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The line-up for the MLB playoffs’ Division Series matchups is almost set, with the final berth to be decided when the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the St Louis Cardinals in the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday.

The Dodgers, the 2020 World Series champions, host St Louis at Dodger Stadium at 8pm ET, with a clash against NL West winners the San Francisco Giants awaiting in the next round. Check out how and where to watch the Cardinals vs the Dodgers.

Red Sox see off Yankees in AL Wild Card Game

In Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game, the Boston Red Sox booked their place in the AL Division Series with a comprehensive, 6-2 win over the New York Yankees, and will now take on 2020 World Series runners-up the Tampa Bay Rays, who won the AL East division.

Elsewhere in the Division Series, AL Central champions the Chicago White Sox face AL West winners the Houston Astros, and NL East top dogs the Atlanta Braves take on the Milwaukee Brewers, who led the way in the NL Central division.

2021 MLB Division Series: schedule and how to watch/listen

Thursday 7 October

Game 1: White Sox at Astros (4pm ET)

TV: FS1

Radio: ESPN Radio

Game 1: Red Sox at Rays (8pm ET)

TV: FS1

Radio: ESPN Radio, WEEI 93.7, WDAE 620 AM/95.3FM

Friday 8 October

Game 2: White Sox at Astros (2pm ET)

TV: MLBN

Radio: ESPN Radio

Game 2: Red Sox at Rays (7pm ET)

TV: FS1

Radio: ESPN Radio, WEEI 93.7, WDAE 620 AM/95.3FM

Game 1: Winner of NL WC Game at Giants (9:30pm ET)

TV: TBS

Radio: ESPN Radio

Game 1: Braves at Brewers (4:30pm ET)

TV: TBS

Radio: ESPN Radio

Saturday 9 October

Game 2: Winner of NL WC Game at Giants (9pm ET)

TV: TBS

Radio: ESPN Radio

Game 2: Braves at Brewers (5pm ET)

TV: TBS

Radio: ESPN Radio

Sunday 10 October

Game 3: Astros at White Sox (8pm ET)

TV: FS1

Radio: ESPN Radio

Game 3: Rays at Red Sox (4pm ET)

TV: MLBN

Radio: ESPN Radio, WEEI 93.7, WDAE 620 AM/95.3FM

Monday 11 October

*Game 4: Astros at White Sox (Time TBC)

TV: FS1 or MLBN

Radio: ESPN Radio

*Game 4: Rays at Red Sox (Time TBC)

TV: FS1 or MLBN

Radio: ESPN Radio, WEEI 93.7, WDAE 620 AM/95.3FM

Game 3: Giants at Winner of NL WC Game (Time TBC)

TV: TBS

Radio: ESPN Radio

Game 3: Brewers at Braves (Time TBC)

TV: TBS

Radio: ESPN Radio

Tuesday 12 October

*Game 4: Giants at Winner of NL WC Game (Time TBC)

TV: TBS

Radio: ESPN Radio

*Game 4: Brewers at Braves (Time TBC)

TV: TBS

Radio: ESPN Radio

Wednesday 13 October

*Game 5: White Sox at Astros (Time TBC)

TV: FS1

Radio: ESPN Radio

*Game 5: Red Sox at Rays (Time TBC)

TV: FS1

Radio: ESPN Radio, WEEI 93.7, WDAE 620 AM/95.3FM

Thursday 14 October

*Game 5: Winner of NL WC Game at Giants (Time TBC)

TV: TBS

Radio: ESPN Radio

*Game 5: Braves at Brewers (Time TBC)

TV: TBS

Radio: ESPN Radio

*If needed

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