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10/04/2012 04:21 pm ET

MLB Playoffs Schedule: Dates, Wild-Card, Division Series Games

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The 2012 MLB Playoffs have arrived. After a grueling 162-game season, each of the remaining teams have distinguished themselves from the crowd. The action begins with two win-or-go-home, one-game Wild Card playoffs. The winners of each of those games march on to the Division Series.

Friday October 5 - Wild Card Play-In Games (Winners advance to LDS)
NL: St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves, 5 p.m. ET
AL: Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers, 8:30 p.m. ET

Saturday October 6
ALDS Game 1: Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers, 6 p.m. ET
NLDS Game 1: Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants, 9:30 p.m. ET

Sunday October 7
ALDS Game 1: New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles/Texas Rangers
NLDS Game 1: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves/St. Louis Cardinals
ALDS Game 2: Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers
NLDS Game 2: Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants

Monday October 8
ALDS Game 2: New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles/Texas Rangers
NLDS Game 2: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves/St. Louis Cardinals

Tuesday October 9
ALDS Game 3: Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics
NLDS Game 3: San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday October 10
ALDS Game 3: Baltimore/Texas at NY
ALDS Game 4 (If Necessary): Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics
NLDS Game 3: Atlanta Braves/St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals
NLDS Game 4 (If Necessary): San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds

Thursday October 11 (If Necessary)
ALDS Game 4: Baltimore Orioles/Texas Rangers at New York Yankees
ALDS Game 5: Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics
NLDS Game 4: Atlanta Braves/St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals
NLDS Game 5: San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds

Friday October 12
ALDS Game 5: Baltimore Orioles/Texas Rangers at New York Yankees
NLDS Game 5: Atlanta Braves/St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals

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