Blue Jays begin MLB playoffs on Tuesday (SCHEDULE)

Sep 28 2020, 10:34 am

The shortest regular season in modern history has come to an end, setting up the largest MLB playoffs ever.

Major League Baseball’s expanded postseason begins on Tuesday, as 16 teams begin their quest to be crowned World Series champion in 2020.

The playoffs begin with eight best-of-three Wild Card Series, with the top four seeds in each league hosting all games. From there, the postseason will be moved to neutral sites in California and Texas, for the usual best-of-five Division Series and best-of-seven League Championship Series and World Series.

The Blue Jays have qualified as the eighth seed in the American League, setting up a playoff matchup against their division rival, the Tampa Bay Rays. The entire series is set for Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, beginning on Tuesday.

  • Game 1: Tuesday, September 29, 5 pm ET/2 pm PT
  • Game 2: Wednesday, September 30, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT
  • Game 3*: Thursday, October 1, TBD

The entire MLB playoffs will be broadcasted on Sportsnet in Canada (television and online), with the World Series concluding in late October.

Here’s a look at the Wild Card Series schedule this week:

Tuesday, September 29

Game Time (ET) Channel
Twins (3) vs. Astros (6), Game 1 2:00 PM SN1
Athletics (2) vs. White Sox (7), Game 1 3:00 PM SN360
Rays (1) vs. Blue Jays (8), Game 1 5:00 PM SN
Indians (4) vs. Yankees (5), Game 1 7:00 PM SN1

Wednesday, September 30

Game Time (ET) Channel
Braves (2) vs. Reds (7), Game 1 12:00 PM SN & SN360
Twins (3) vs. Astros (6), Game 2 1:00 PM SN1
Cubs (3) vs. Marlins (6), Game 1 2:00 PM SN NOW
Athletics (2) vs. White Sox (7), Game 2 3:00 PM SN360
Rays (1) vs. Blue Jays (8), Game 2 4:00 PM SN
Padres (4) vs. Cardinals (5), Game 1 5:00 PM SN NOW
Indians (4) vs. Yankees (5), Game 2 7:00 PM SN1
Dodgers (1) vs. Brewers (8), Game 1 10:00 PM SN360

Thursday, October 1

Game Time (ET) Channel
Rays (1) vs Blue Jays (8), Game 3 TBD TBD
Athletics (2) vs White Sox (7), Game 3 TBD TBD
Twins (3) vs Astros (6), Game 3 TBD TBD
Indians (4) vs Yankees (5), Game 3 TBD TBD
Dodgers (1) vs Brewers (8), Game 2 TBD TBD
Braves (2) vs Reds (7), Game 2 TBD TBD
Cubs (3) vs Marlins (6), Game 2 TBD TBD
Padres (4) vs Cardinals (5), Game 2 TBD TBD

Friday, October 2

Game Time (ET) Channel
Dodgers (1) vs Brewers (8), Game 3 TBD TBD
Braves (2) vs Reds (7), Game 3 TBD TBD
Cubs (3) vs Marlins (6), Game 3 TBD TBD
Padres (4) vs Cardinals (5), Game 3 TBD TBD
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