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MLB playoffs 2023: Diamondbacks-Rangers World Series schedule and MLB playoff results

Who made the MLB playoffs this year? We’re tracking the postseason with regular updates for the MLB postseason brackets and the playoff seeding outlook for the American League and National League in 2023.

As we do every season, Sportsnaut’s MLB playoffs picture will take a look at where things stand across the league. You can find our MLB postseason predictions from spring training further below, with the latest playoff outlook atop the page.

Bookmark this page for updates throughout the season, including detailed predictions, MLB postseason schedule updates and more. For now, here is everything you need to know about the MLB playoffs this year.

World Series schedule

When is World Series Game 3?

Game 3 of the World Series is on Monday, October 30 at 8:03 PM ET on FOX>

Tuesday, October 31

GameTime (ET) TV InfoProbable pitchers
Game 4: Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks8:03 PMFOXA. Heaney vs. J. Mantiply

Wednesday, November 1

GameTime (ET) TV InfoProbable pitchers
Game 5: Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks8:03 PMFOXTBD vs TBD

Friday, November 3

GameTime (ET) TV InfoProbable pitchers
Game 6*: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers8:03 PMFOXTBD vs TBD
Best of 7. Games 5-7 if necessary

Saturday, November 4

GameTime (ET) TV InfoProbable pitchers
Game 7*: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers8:03 PMFOXTBD vs TBD
Best of 7. Games 5-7 if necessary

MLB playoff results 2023

Here, you’ll find the game-by-game results for the 2023 MLB postseason.

Monday, October 30

Game 3: Texas Rangers vs Arizona DiamondbacksRangers 3, Diaomondbacks 1
Best of 7. Games 6-7 if necessary

Saturday, October 28

Game 2: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas RangersDiamondbacks 9, Rangers 1
Best of 7. Games 5-7 if necessary

Friday, October 27

Game 1: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas RangersRangers 6, Diamondbacks 5 (TEX 1-0)
Best of 7. Games 5-7 if necessary


Game 7: Diamondbacks @ PhilliesDiamondbacks 4, Phillies 2 (AZ 4-3)

Tuesday, October 24

Monday, October 23

Game 6: Diamondbacks @ PhilliesDiamondbacks 5, Phillies 1 (3-3)
Game 7: Rangers @ AstrosRangers 11, Astros 4 (TEX 4-3)
ALCS tied 3-3. Phillies lead NLCS 3-2

Sunday, October 22

Game 6: Rangers @ AstrosRangers 9, Astros 2 (3-3 series_

Saturday, October 21

Game 5: Phillies @ DiamondbacksPhillies 6, Diamondbacks 1 (PHI 3-2 series lead)

Friday, October 20

Game 5: Astros @ RangersAstros 5, Rangers 4
Game 4: Phillies @ DiamondbacksDiamondbacks 6, Phillies 5

Thursday, October 19

Game 3: Phillies @ DiamondbacksDiamondbacks 2, Phillies 1 (PHI 2-1 series lead)
Game 4: Astros @ RangersAstros 10, Rangers 3 (2-2 series split)

Wednesday, October 18

Game 3: Astros @ RangersAstros 8, Rangers 5

Tuesday, October 17

Game 2: Diamondbacks @ PhilliesPhillies 10, Diamondbacks 0

Sunday, October 15

Game 1: Rangers @ AstrosRangers 2, Astros 0

Monday, October 16

Game 2: Rangers @ AstrosRangers 5, Astros 4
Game 1: Diamondbacks @ PhilliesPhillies 5, Diamondbacks 3

World Series

  • Friday, October 27
    • Game 1: Rangers 6, Diamondbacks 5 (TEX 1-0)

Divisional Round

  • Thursday, October 12
    • Game 4: Phillies 3, Braves 1 (PHI 3-1)
  • Wednesday, October 11
    • Game 3: Phillies 10, Braves 2 (PHI 2-1)
    • Game 4: Astros 3, Twins 2 (HOU 3-1)
    • Game 3: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2 (ARZ 3-0)
  • Tuesday, October 10
    • Game 3: Astros 9, Twins 1 (HOU 2-1)
    • Game 3: Rangers 7, Orioles 1 (TEX 3-0)
  • Monday, October 9
    • Game 3: Braves 5, Phillies 4 (1-1 split)
    • Game 2: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2 (ARZ 2-0)
  • Sunday, October 8
    • Game 2: Rangers 11, Orioles 8 (TEX 2-0)
    • Game 2: Twins 6, Astros 2 (1-1 split)
  • Saturday, October 7
    • Game 1: Rangers 3, Orioles 2
    • Game 1: Astros 6, Twins 4
    • Game 1: Phillies 3, Braves 0

Wild Card round

  • Tuesday, October 3
    • Game 1: Rangers 4, Rays 0
    • Game 1: Twins 3, Blue Jays 1
    • Game 1: Diamondbacks 6, Brewers 3
    • Game 1: Phillies 4, Marlins 1
  • Wednesday, October 4
    • Game 2: Rangers 7, Rays 1 (Rangers win series 2-0)
    • Game 2: Twins 2, Blue Jays 0 (Blue Jays win series 2-0)
    • Game 2: Diamondbacks 5, Brewers 2 (Diamondbacks win series 2-0)
    • Game 2: Phillies 7, Marlins 1 (Phillies win series 2-0)

MLB playoffs picture 2023: Who made the postseason this year?

MLB: ALDS-Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros
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Here’s the latest outlook for the MLB postseason picture as of Oct. 4.

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MLB playoff picture today

  • American League
    • AL No. 1 seed – Baltimore Orioles – First Round Bye
    • AL No. 2 seed – Houston Astros – First Round Bye
    • AL Wild Card – No. 3 Minnesota Twins defeated No. 6 Toronto Blue Jays (2-0)
    • AL Wild Card – No. 5 Texas Rangers defeated No. 4 Tampa Bay Rays (2-0)
  • National League
    • NL No. 1 seed – Atlanta Braves – First Round Bye
    • NL No. 2 seed – Los Angeles Dodgers – First Round Bye
    • NL Wild Card – No. 6 Arizona Diamondbacks defeated No. 3 Milwaukee Brewers (2-0)
    • NL Wild Card – No. 4 Philadelphia Phillies defeated No. 5 Miami Marlins (2-0)

American League playoffs

AL No. 1 seed Baltimore Orioles vs AL No. 5 seed Texas Rangers

The Baltimore Orioles are the American League’s No. 1 seed in the MLB postseason. As the top seed, Baltimore has a first-round bye for the AL Wild Card series and will face the Texas Rangers after they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in the wild card round.

AL No. 2 seed Houston Astros vs AL No. 3 seed Minnesota Twins or AL No. 6 seed Toronto Blue Jays

The Houston Astros won the AL West, giving them the No. 2 seed in the American League. Houston will have a first-round bye in the playoffs and then face the Minnesota Twins in the ALDS.

National League playoffs forecast

NL No. 1 seed Atlanta Braves vs AL No. 4 seed Philadelphia Phillies

The Atlanta Braves are the No. 1 seed in the National League. As the top seed, Atlanta will face the Philadelphia Phillies in the divisional round

NL No. 2 seed Los Angeles Dodgers vs NL No. 6 seed Arizona Diamondbacks

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the No. 2 seed in the National League. They’ll now face the Arizona Diamondbacks in the divisional round after Arizona upset the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild card.

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MLB playoff standings

American League postseason seeding

  1. Baltimore Orioles* – 101-61 – AL East
  2. Houston Astros*90-72 – AL West
  3. Minnesota Twins* – 87-74 – AL Central
  4. Tampa Bay Rays* – 99-63 – Wild Card (No. 4)
  5. Texas Rangers* – 90-72 – Wild Card (No. 5)
  6. Toronto Blue Jays* – 89-73 – Wild Card (No. 6)

National League postseason seeding

  1. Atlanta Braves* – 104-57- NL East
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers* – 100-62 – NL West
  3. Milwaukee Brewers* – 92-70 – NL Central
  4. Philadelphia Phillies* – 90-72 – Wild Card (No. 4)
  5. Miami Marlins* – 84-77 – Wild Card (No. 5)
  6. Arizona Diamondbacks* – 84-78 – Wild Card (No. 6)

MLB Wild Card standings

  • American League
    • AL No. 4 – Tampa Bay Rays
    • AL No. 5 – Texas Rangers
    • AL No. 6 – Toronto Blue Jays
  • National League
    • NL No. 4 – Philadelphia Phillies
    • NL No. 5 – Miami Marlins
    • NL No. 6Arizona Diamondbacks

MLB playoff schedule 2023

  • Wild Card Round: October 3-5
  • Divisional Round: October 7-13
  • Championship Series: October 15-24
  • World Series: October 27 – November 4

What MLB teams have clinched a playoff spot?

The Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays have all clinched spots in the MLB playoffs. The Braves clinched the NL East and the Dodgers clinched the NL West, giving them home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Who is fighting for a wild card in MLB?

The MLB playoff teams have been determined. Following Saturday’s games, the Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins have punched their ticket to the postseason.

Will the Yankees make the playoffs 2023?

The New York Yankees will not make the playoffs in 2023. This is the first time the Yankees haven’t made the playoffs since 2016. The Yankees have now gone 14 seasons without a World Series title.

Who is leading the wild card race?

In the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins are leading the NL wild-card race. In the American League, the Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros are leading the AL wild-card race.

What is the playoff picture in the National League?

  • NL No. 1 seed – Atlanta Braves
  • NL No. 2 seed – Los Angeles Dodgers
  • NL No. 3 seed – Milwaukee Brewers
  • NL No. 4 seed – Philadelphia Phillies
  • NL No. 5 seed – Miami Marlins
  • NL No. 6 seed – Arizona Diamondbacks

What is the playoff picture in the American League?

  • AL No. 1 seed – Baltimore Orioles
  • AL No. 2 seed – Houston Astros
  • AL No. 3 seed – Minnesota Twins
  • AL No. 4 seed – Tampa Bay Rays
  • AL No. 6 seed – Texas Rangers
  • AL No. 6 seed – Toronto Blue Jays

What MLB teams were eliminated from the playoffs?

The Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals have been eliminated from MLB postseason contention.

When MLB playoffs start 2023?

The 2023 MLB playoffs start on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The MLB postseason begins two days after the regular season ends, which is Sunday, Oct. 1. So, the Wild Card round begins on Oct. 3.

MLB postseason schedule FAQ

How many games are in the first round of the MLB playoffs?

The first round of the MLB playoffs is a best-of-three series. Each Wild Card team that records two wins first advances to the Divisional Round.

When is the World Series?

The 2023 World Series starts on Friday, October 27. A possible Game 7 of the World Series would be played on Saturday, November 4.

When does the MLB Division Series start?

The Division Series of the MLB postseason begins on Saturday, October 7. The Divisional Round will end no later than October 13.

MLB playoffs predictions – Who will make the MLB playoffs in 2023?

Sportsnaut’s 2023 MLB postseason predictions are created before Opening Day and will be updated right before the start of the regular season. After that, updates throughout the regular season will focus on the latest MLB postseason race.

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  • National League playoffs
    • NL Wild Card: San Diego Padres over Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets over St. Louis Cardinals
    • NLDS: San Diego Padres over Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers over New York Mets
    • NLCS: San Diego Padres over Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games
    • NL winner: San Diego Padres
  • American League playoffs:
    • AL Wild Card: New York Yankees over Cleveland Guardians, Seattle Mariners over Minnesota Twins
    • ALDS: Toronto Blue Jays over New York Yankees, Houston Astros over Seattle Mariners
    • ALCS: Toronto Blue Jays over Houston Astros in six games
    • AL winner: Toronto Blue Jays
  • 2023 World Series prediction:
    • Padres over Blue Jays in six games
    • World Series MVP: Manny Machado

When do the MLB playoffs start?

MLB: NLDS-Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The 2023 MLB playoffs begin on Tuesday, October 2 with the Wild Card schedule. Similar to the MLB schedule in 2022 when the regular season ended on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and the postseason began two days later. Following the same precedent, the MLB playoffs schedule starts two days after the final day of the regular season (Sunday, October 1).

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What is the new MLB playoff format bracket?

In the new MLB playoff bracket, 12 teams make the playoffs. There are six teams in the American League and six teams in the National League, with the two division-winning teams with the best recordsn receiving a first-round bye and automatically advancing to the Divisional Round. The third division winner hosts a Wild Card Series against the the third Wild Card team (No. 6 seed).

How many teams make the MLB playoffs?

MLB: ALDS-Rays Workouts
Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Twelve teams make the MLB playoffs, with six each from the National League and American League. The top two division winners with the best record in the AL and NL each receive a first-round bye, while the No. 3 division winner and the three Wild Card teams play in the Wild Card round of the MLB playoffs bracket.

Major League Baseball expanded its playoff field in the COVID shortened 2020 season but the playoffs returned to the standard 10-team format in 2021. While league officials pushed for a 14-team MLB postseason format in 2022, players wouldn’t go for it. and settled on a 12-team playoff.

Who clinched the MLB playoffs?

The Atlanta Braves are the only team to have clinched a spot in the MLB Playoffs as of September 11.

What month does the MLB postseason start?

The MLB postseason starts in October, with the regular season concluding in the early days of the month followed by the playoff schedule kicking off days later. The World Series typically ends in November, depending on how long the series goes.

Is MLB postseason a bracket?

Yes, MLB uses a 12-team bracket with six teams from the National League and six teams from the American League separated into two sides of the bracket. The winner from each side of the bracket then meets in the World Series.

2023 MLB playoffs format – What is the MLB playoff format?

Here is the MLB postseason format, with the new bracket going into effect beginning in 2022.

  • No. 1 seed – Best record in National League/American League, gets first-round bye
  • No. 2 seed – Second-best record by division winner, receives first-round bye
  • No. 3 seed – Division winner with third-best record, faces No. 6 seed
  • No. 4 seed – Wild Card team with best record, hosts No. 5 seed
  • No. 5 seed – Wild Card team with second-best record, faces No. 4 seed
  • No. 6 seed – Third Wild Card team, faces No. 3 seed

The Wild Card round matchups between the No. 3 vs No. 6 and No. 4 vs No. 5 seeds are a best-of-three series. The winner of 3 vs 6 plays the No. 2 seed and 4 vs 5 faces the No. 1 seed.

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When is the World Series 2023?

MLB: Houston Astros-Championship Parade
Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

The date for the 2023 World Series is undetermined. However, the MLB regular season ends on Sunday, Oct. 1 and the MLB playoffs are expected to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Stay tuned for updates on the MLB postseason schedule.

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How many wild card teams are there in MLB?

There are six wild card teams in the MLB playoffs. Under the new MLB collective-bargaining agreement, the postseason was expanded starting in 2022. There are three wild card teams in the NL and the teams in the AL. Each wild card team with the lowest seed faces the division winner with the lowest record. The format looks like this, with playoff positioning determined by the latest MLB standings.

  • No. 6 wild card team vs No. 3 division winner
  • No. 5 wild card team vs No. 4 wild card team

Each AL and NL Wild Card series is a best-of-three set. The No. 1 seed, the team with the best record in each league, hosts the winner of the 4 vs. 5 matchup. Meanwhile, the No. 2 seed faces the winner of the No. 3 vs No. 6 in the Divisional Round.

How many games in MLB playoffs?

MLB: ALDS-Rays Workouts
Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The number of games in the MLB postseason depends on how long it takes teams to win each series, ultimately advancing and being crowned World Series champion. Here is a breakdown of the length of each playoff series.

  • MLB Wild Card round: Best of 3
  • MLB Division Series: Best of 5
  • NLCS and ALCS: Best of 7
  • World Series: Best of 7

Who made the 2022 MLB playoffs?

MLB: San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Twelve teams made the 2022 MLB playoffs, following the expansion of the MLB postseason format implemented under the new collective bargaining agreement. Here are the eight teams that made the playoffs in MLB last season.

  • Houston Astros – World Series champion
  • Philadelphia Phillies – National League champions, World Series runner-up
  • New York Yankees – Lost ALCS in four games to Houston Astros
  • San Diego Padres – Lost NLCS in five games to Philadelphia Phillies
  • Los Angeles Dodgers – Lost NLDS in four games to San Diego Padres
  • Atlanta Braves – Lost NLDS in four games to Philadelphia Phillies
  • Seattle Mariners – Lost ALDS in three games to Houston Astros
  • Cleveland Guardians – Lost ALDS in five games to Cleveland Guardians
  • New York Mets – Lost NLWC in three games to San Diego Padres
  • St. Louis Cardinals – Lost NLWC in two games to St. Louis Cardinals
  • Tampa Bay Rays – Lost ALWC in two games to Cleveland Guardians
  • Toronto Blue Jays – Lost ALWC in two games to Seattle Mariners

What team has the most MLB postseason appearances?

The New York Yankees have the most playoff appearances in MLB history, appearing in the MLB playoffs 58 times.

MLB postseason tiebreakers

MLB eliminated ‘Game 163’, which it used as a tiebreaker for teams to determine postseason eligibility. With its elimination, MLB is moving towards a tiebreaker system that will determine postseason eligibility and seeding for the MLB playoffs. Here is the order of determination for each MLB playoff tiebreaker.

  • 1. Head-to-Head record
  • 2. Intradivisional Record
  • 3. Interdivision Record
  • 4. Last Half of Intraleague Games
  • 5. Last Half of Intraleague Games plus one (continues until the tie is broken)

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How to watch MLB postseason?

A full 2023 schedule, including broadcast information, can be found on MLB games today.

2021 MLB postseason results

MLB: World Series-Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves
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Here are the scores and results from the 2021 MLB playoffs.

National League

  • Wild Card: Los Angeles Dodgers 3, St. Louis Cardinals 1
  • Division Series: Dodgers over Giants (5 games), Braves over Brewers (4 games)
  • NLCS: Braves over Dodgers (6 games)
  • 2021 National League champions: Atlanta Braves

American League

  • Wild Card: Boston Red Sox 6, New York Yankees 1
  • Division Series: Red Sox over Rays (4 games), Astros over White Sox (4 games)
  • ALCS: Astros over Red Sox (6 games)
  • 2021 American League champions: Houston Astros

World Series 2021

  • Atlanta Braves over Houston Astros (6 games)

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