The MLB postseason bracket is set — here's the schedule for the first two rounds

Baseball’s postseason is upon us. With the St. Louis Cardinals clinching the NL Central on the season’s final day, our playoff bracket is set. The Milwaukee Brewers are heading to the wild-card game in D.C. The Cardinals are heading to Atlanta for the National League Division Series.

And every team is hoping they can pull off 11 October victories — or 12, if they’re a wild-card team — and raise a World Series trophy.

That march begins this week, as the wild-card games start Tuesday and the division series start Thursday. Here’s a rundown of the matchups, schedules, game times and where to watch on TV. We’ll update with more information as soon as it’s available.

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WILD CARD GAMES

TUESDAY

NL wild card: Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals, 8:08 p.m. ET (TBS)

WEDNESDAY

AL wild card: Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics, 8:09 p.m. ET (ESPN)

LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES

THURSDAY

If Washington wins NL wild-card game:

NLDS Game 1: St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves, 5:02 p.m. ET (TBS)

NLDS Game 1: Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers, 8:37 p.m. ET (TBS)

FRIDAY

ALDS Game 1: Rays at Houston Astros, 2:05 p.m. ET (FS1)

NLDS Game 2: Cardinals at Braves, 4:37 p.m. ET (TBS)

ALDS Game 1: Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees, 7:07 p.m. ET (MLB Network)

NLDS Game 2: Nationals at Dodgers, 9:37 p.m. ET (TBS)

SATURDAY

ALDS Game 2: Twins at Yankees, 5:07 p.m. ET (FS1)

ALDS Game 2: Rays at Astros, 9:07 p.m. ET (FS1)

SUNDAY

NLDS Game 3: Braves at Cardinals, 4:10 p.m. ET (TBS)

NLDS Game 3: Dodgers at Nationals, 7:45 p.m. ET (TBS)

MONDAY

ALDS Game 3: Astros at Rays, 1:05 p.m. ET (FS1 or MLB Network)

NLDS Game 4*: Braves at Cardinals, 3:07 p.m. ET (TBS)

NLDS Game 4*: Dodgers at Nationals, 6:40 p.m. ET (TBS)

ALDS Game 3: Yankees at Twins, 8:40 p.m. ET (FS1 or MLB Network)

TUESDAY

ALDS Game 4*: Astros at Rays, 4:15 p.m. ET (FS1 or MLB Network)

ALDS Game 4*: Yankees at Twins, 8:07 p.m. ET (FS1 or MLB Network)

WEDNESDAY

NLDS Game 5*: Cardinals at Braves, 5:02 p.m. ET (TBS)

NLDS Game 5*: Nationals at Dodgers, 8:37 p.m. ET (TBS)

THURSDAY

ALDS Game 5*: Twins at Yankees, 5:07 p.m. ET (FS1 or MLB Network)

ALDS Game 5*: Rays at Astros, 8:37 p.m. ET (FS1 or MLB Network)

*if necessary

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