FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, Kansas City Royals catcher Drew Butera and Wade Davis celebrate after Game 5 of the team's baseball World Series against the New York Mets in New York. After winning 95 games, their first division title in three de
David J. Phillip, File
August 23, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) The MLB postseason will open with the American League wild-card game on Tuesday, Oct. 4, followed by the National League wild-card game the next day.

In releasing its playoff schedule on Tuesday, MLB also said the World Series will begin on Tuesday Oct. 25 at the home the AL champion. A seventh and deciding game, if necessary, is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The AL division series begin Thursday, Oct. 6; the NL division series begin Friday, Oct. 7.

The AL championship series is scheduled to begin on Friday, Oct. 14; the NL championship series on Oct. 15.

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