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Major league baseball playoff schedule

By United Press International   |   Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:52 AM

Major league baseball playoffs

(All times EDT)

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Wild-card games

(Winner advances)

Oct. 5

National League

St. Louis at Atlanta, 5:07 p.m.

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American League

Baltimore at Texas, 8:30 p.m.

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American League Division Series

Series 1

(Best of five)

Oct. 6: Oakland at Detroit, 6 p.m.

Oct. 7: Oakland at Detroit

Oct. 9: Detroit at Oakland

Oct. 10: Detroit at Oakland (if necessary)

Oct. 11: Detroit at Oakland (if necessary)

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American League Division Series

Series 2

(Best of five)

Oct. 7: New York Yankees at Baltimore/Texas winner

Oct. 8: New York Yankees at Baltimore/Texas winner

Oct. 10: Baltimore/Texas winner at New York Yankees

Oct. 11: Baltimore/Texas winner at New York Yankees (if necessary)

Oct. 12: Baltimore/Texas winner at New York Yankees (if necessary)

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National League Division Series

Series 1

(Best of five)

(Cincinnati vs. San Francisco)

Oct. 6: Cincinnati at San Francisco, 9:30 p.m.

Oct. 7: Cincinnati at San Francisco

Oct. 9: San Francisco at Cincinnati

Oct. 10: San Francisco at Cincinnati (if necessary)

Oct. 11: San Francisco at Cincinnati (if necessary)

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National League Division Series

Series 2

(Best of five)

(Washington vs. Atlanta or St. Louis)

Oct. 7: Washington at St. Louis/Atlanta winner

Oct. 8: Washington at St. Louis/Atlanta winner

Oct. 10: St. Louis/Atlanta winner at Washington

Oct. 11: St. Louis/Atlanta winner at Washington (if necessary)

Oct. 12: St. Louis/Atlanta winner at Washington (if necessary)

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American League Championship Series

(Best of seven)

Oct. 13: Oakland/Detroit winner vs. New York Yankees/American League wild card winner

Oct. 14: Oakland/Detroit winner vs. New York Yankees/American League wild card winner

Oct. 16: Oakland/Detroit winner vs. New York Yankees/American League wild card winner

Oct. 17: Oakland/Detroit winner vs. New York Yankees/American League wild card winner

Oct. 18: Oakland/Detroit winner vs. New York Yankees/American League wild card winner (if necessary)

Oct. 20: Oakland/Detroit winner vs. New York Yankees/American League wild card winner (if necessary)

Oct. 21: Oakland/Detroit winner vs. New York Yankees/American League wild card winner (if necessary)

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National League Championship Series

(Best of seven)

Oct. 14: Cincinnati/San Francisco winner vs. Washington/National League wild card winner

Oct. 15: Cincinnati/San Francisco winner vs. Washington/National League wild card winner

Oct. 17: Cincinnati/San Francisco winner vs. Washington/National League wild card winner

Oct. 18: Cincinnati/San Francisco winner vs. Washington/National League wild card winner

Oct. 19: Cincinnati/San Francisco winner vs. Washington/National League wild card winner (if necessary)

Oct. 21: Cincinnati/San Francisco winner vs. Washington/National League wild card winner (if necessary)

Oct. 22: Cincinnati/San Francisco winner vs. Washington/National League wild card winner (if necessary)

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World Series

(Best of seven)

Oct. 24: American League champion at National League champion

Oct. 25: American League champion at National League champion

Oct. 27: National League champion at American League champion

Oct. 28: National League champion at American League champion

Oct. 29: National League champion at American League champion (if necessary)

Oct. 31: American League champion at National League champion (if necessary)

Nov. 1: American League champion at National League champion (if necessary)

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