Who is in and full playoff schedule through World Series

Logan Webb gives a great performance, striking out eight batters and hitting a 2-run home run to lead the Giants to victory and the NL West title. (1:23).
Logan Webb wins with 8 K's and HR, as the Giants win the NL West (1.23).

Although it took until the last day of the regular season for the postseason to be finalized, the 2021 MLB playoff field was set. The Boston Red Sox (New York Yankees) and New York Yankees (Boston Red Sox) clinched American League Wild Card slots late in their season finales. Meanwhile, the playoff hopes of the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays fell just short. Los Angeles Dodgers will also be playing in the NL Wild Card Game, as the San Francisco Giants won the NL West crown.

Here's the complete 10-team field.

Wild-card standings

What are the October MLB playoff matchups

American League

Wild Card: Yankees against Red Sox

ALDS: Yankees/Red Sox at the Rays and White Sox at the Astros

National League

Wild Card: Cardinals vs. Dodgers

NLDS: Cardinals/Dodgers vs. Giants, Braves vs. Brewers

Who was the winner of a playoff spot

With a victory over the Nationals, the Boston Red Sox secured the final spot in 2021. The rival New York Yankees will be hosting Boston in the American League Wild Card Game at Fenway Park on Tuesday (8 p.m.). ET on ESPN).

The New York Yankees won a wild-card berth against the Tampa Bay Rays in October 3. They will now face Boston in Tuesday's match.

The San Francisco Giants won the NL West with their 107th victory of 2021. It took them until the last day of the season to win the title. Los Angeles will be heading to the NL Wild Card Game where it will host St. Louis.

With a 6-4 victory over the Cubs, the Milwaukee Brewers secured at least one wild-card spot. The Milwaukee Brewers secured the NL Central title on September 26 with an 8-4 victory over the Mets.

With a 7-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, the Tampa Bay Rays secured their third consecutive playoff spot. Later, Tampa Bay won the AL East title with a 7-3 victory over the Marlins. This win gave Tampa Bay the AL's best record.

With a 7-2 win over Cleveland in the opening of a Sept. 23 doubleheader, the Chicago White Sox won the AL Central. They are now the first team to win a division championship in 2021.

St. Louis' 17th consecutive win, a 6-2 win against Milwaukee on Sept. 28, secured the team's third straight postseason appearance. The Cardinals' winning streak, which ended Wednesday night with a 4-0 loss against the Brewers, was the longest of any National League team since the 1935 Cubs had won 21 consecutive.

With a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, the Atlanta Braves won their fourth consecutive NL East title. They were without a winning record for 126 days, which is the fourth-longest streak by division winners since 1969 and the longest since 1989 Blue Jays.

With a 3-2 victory over the Rays, the Houston Astros won the AL West and extended their franchise record of five consecutive playoff appearances.

Playoff schedule

Wild-card round (single game elimination)

AL: Tuesday

NL: Wednesday

Division series (best five)

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Game 1: Thursday

Game 2: Friday

Game 3: Sunday Oct. 10

Game 4: Monday Oct. 11*

Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 13*


Friday, Game 1.

Game 2: Saturday Oct. 9

Game 3: Monday Oct. 11

Game 4: Tuesday Oct. 12*

Game 5: Thursday Oct. 14*

Champion series (best of seven).


Game 1: Friday Oct. 15

Game 2: Saturday Oct. 16

Game 3: Monday Oct. 18

Game 4: Tuesday Oct. 19

Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 20*

Game 6: Friday Oct. 22*

Game 7: Saturday Oct. 23*


Game 1: Saturday Oct. 16

Game 2: Sunday Oct. 17

Game 3: Tuesday Oct. 19

Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 20

Game 5: Thursday Oct. 21*

Game 6: Saturday Oct. 23*

Game 7: Sunday Oct. 24*

World Series (best seven)

Game 1: Tuesday Oct. 26

Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 27

Game 3: Friday Oct. 29

Game 4: Saturday Oct. 30

Game 5: Sunday Oct. 31*

Game 6: Tuesday, Nov. 2*

Game 7: Wednesday, Nov. 3*

* If necessary