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The 2023 postseason has a lot to live up to after the excitement of the Houston Astros defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2022 World Series. The 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason will begin on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Playoff games air across ABC, FOX, FS1, TBS, ESPN, ESPN2, and MLB Network, with every World Series game taking place on FOX.

The MLB postseason was expanded last year from 10 teams to 12. With more postseason games on the calendar, you’ll want to ensure you have the right TV plan or streaming package to catch every inning.

Below is a complete look at which providers offer each playoff channel and how you can stream every postseason game at home this October.

What Channels are Airing the MLB Postseason?

The 2023 MLB Playoffs will air across seven channels:

  • ABC
  • FOX
  • Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
  • TBS
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • MLB Network

How to Watch the 2023 MLB Postseason

The MLB postseason format consists of four rounds: the best-of-three Wild Card Series, the best-of-five Division Series, the best-of-seven League Championship Series and the best-of-seven World Series.

Streaming platforms have made it increasingly easier to watch every one of those postseason games. Here is a little information about which streaming services offer the MLB postseason and what each package offers customers.

Postseason RoundStart DateChannels
Wild Card SeriesOctober 3, 2023ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2
Division Series (ALDS, NLDS)October 7, 2023FOX, FS1, TBS, MLB Network
League Championship Series (ALCS, NLCS)October 15, 2023FOX, FS1, TBS
World SeriesOctober 27, 2023FOX

What Streaming Services Carry the MLB Postseason Games?

Of the major streaming services, only Hulu, Sling, Fubo, and YouTube TV offer live TV. Hulu has long been a favorite streaming service, and, over the past few years, it has also become an excellent choice for live TV. Hulu + Live TV offers a lot of great channels, including most of the ones baseball fans need in order to watch postseason games: FOX, FS1, and TBS. However, MLB Network is not included with this package.

Streaming ServicesABCFOXFS1TBSESPNESPN2MLB Network
Hulu + Live TV
Sling TV
YouTube TV

Which Team Have Already Clinched a Postseason Berth

As of mid-September, four teams have guaranteed themselves a spot in the postseason:

  • Atlanta Braves: Clinched NL East
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: Clinched NL West
  • Baltimore Orioles: Clinched AL playoff spot
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Clinched AL playoff spot

The remaining divisions are still up for grabs, however, things are sure to change quickly in the coming weeks.

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