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2012 ALCS and NLCS Schedule Set

St Louis Cardinals NLCS

The St. Louis Cardinals did it again and will face the San Francisco Giants in the 2012 NLCS.

The St. Louis Cardinals did it again.  Heading into the ninth inning down by a score of 7-5, the Cardinals rallied for 4 runs to knock off the Washington Nationals and advance to the 2012 NLCS against the SF Giants.  The Cardinals, who weren’t expected to be a playoff team following the departure of Albert Puljols, continue to find ways to win.  As a Chicago Cubs fan I find it hard to swallow that the Cardinals can continue to find guys like Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma to come through in the clutch and get the job done.  I can hate the Cardinals but it hard not to look at the Cardinals as a model of sustained success.  That said, Go Giants!

In the American League, Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers knocked out the Oakland A’s with a dominant Game 5 performance.  Verlander was a beast throwing a complete game giving up only 4 hits and striking out 11.  The Tigers will face the New York Yankees in the 2012 ALCS.  The Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles in Game 5 of the ALDS behind a stellar performance by CC Sabathia.  CC also threw a complete game 4 hitter but ended up giving up a run.  The Yankees will host game 1 tonight (Saturday 10/13/2012).

2012 ALCS Schedule

Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees
Date Time (ET) Site
Sat. October 13 8:07 p.m. Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Sun. October 14 4:07 p.m. Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Tues. October 16 8:07 p.m. Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Wed. October 17 8:07 p.m. Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Thu. October 18 4:07 p.m. Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Sat. October 20 8:07 p.m. Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Sun. October 21 8:15 p.m. Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

2012 NLCS Schedule

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants
Date Time (ET) Site
Sun. October 14 8:15 p.m. ATT Park, San Francisco, CA
Mon. October 15 8:07 p.m. ATT Park, San Francisco, CA
Wed. October 17 4:07 p.m. Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Thu. October 18 8:07 p.m. Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Fri. October 19 8:07 p.m. Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Sun. October 21 4:45 p.m. ATT Park, San Francisco, CA
Mon. October 22 8:07 p.m. ATT Park, San Francisco, CA

2012 AL and NL Division Series Schedules

2012 MLB PLayoffs

The AL and NL Division Series is underway….next up the Championship Series!

The wildcard games are over and that means it’s time for the American (AL) and National League (NL) Division Series.  In the AL, the Baltimore Orioles upset the Texas Rangers to advance to the ALDS against the hated New York Yankees.  The first game of the series will take place tonight (Sunday October 7th, 2012) in Baltimore.  The other side of the bracket is a match-up between the AL Central Champion Detroit Tigers and the AL West Champion Oakland A’s.  With no need to wait for a wildcard game, the Tigers are already out to a 2-0 lead.  One more win for Detroit and they will advance to the American League Championship Series (ALCS).

In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals took down the Atlanta Braves and have moved on to face the Washington Nationals.  Game 1 of the NLDS took place earlier today with the Nationals edge the Cards 3-2 to take 1-0 lead in the series.  In the other NLDS series, the Cincinnati Reds took game 1 over the San Francisco Giants by a final of 5-2.  Game 2 will be tonight in San Francisco.

Below is the full ALDS and NLDS Schedule…

2012 ALDS Schedule

American League Division Series – Detroit vs. Oakland
Saturday, October 06, 2012 Oakland at Detroit
Sunday, October 07, 2012 Oakland at Detroit
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Detroit at Oakland
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Detroit at Oakland
Thursday, October 11, 2012 Detroit at Oakland
American League Division Series -Yankees vs. Orioles
Sunday, October 07, 2012 New York at Baltimore
Monday, October 08, 2012 New York at Baltimore
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Baltimore at New York
Thursday, October 11, 2012 Baltimore at New York
Friday, October 12, 2012 Baltimore at New York
National League Division Series -Giants vs. Reds
Saturday, October 06, 2012 Cincinnati at San Francisco
Sunday, October 07, 2012 Cincinnati at San Francisco
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 San Francisco at Cincinnati
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 San Francisco at Cincinnati
Thursday, October 11, 2012 San Francisco at Cincinnati
National League Division Series -Cardinals vs Nationals
Sunday, October 07, 2012 Washington at St. Louis
Monday, October 08, 2012 Washington at St. Louis
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 St. Louis at Washington
Thursday, October 11, 2012 St. Louis at Washington
Friday, October 12, 2012 St. Louis at Washington

2011 MLB Playoff Schedule Announced

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Evan Longoria's walkoff home run in the 12th inning propels the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2011 MLB Playoffs

What a finish we had to the 2011 MLB regular season as the Wildcard spots in both the American League and National League came down to the final game of the season. In the American League, the Tampa Bay Rays came back from a 7-0 deficit to beat the New York Yankees 8-7 in 12 innings.  Going into game #162, the Rays were tied with the Boston Red Sox for the AL wildcard.  Shortly after Jonathan Papelbon and the Red Sox blew a 1 run lead in the ninth and lost to the lowly Baltimore Orioles,  Evan Longoria homered in the 12th inning sending the Rays to the 2011 playoffs.  The Rays completed an unlikely comeback and caught the Boston Red Sox who had a major september swoon going just 7-19 for the month The Rays will go on to face the #2 seeded Texas Rangers while the #1 seeded New York Yankees will face the #3 seeded Detroit Tigers in the ALDS.

 

Yankees vs Tigers ALDS Schedule & Pitching Matchups

ALDS Game 1 9/30: Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees , 8:37 p.m. ET
Justin Verlander (24-5, 2.40**) vs. C.C. Sabathia (19-8, 3.00)
ALDS Game 2 10/1: Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees , 8:37 p.m. ET
Doug Fister (11-13, 2.83) vs. Ivan Nova (16-4, 3.70)
ALDS Game 3 10/3: New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers, 8:37 p.m. ET
Max Scherzer (15-9, 4.43) vs. Freddy Garcia (12-8, 3.62)
ALDS Game 4 10/4: New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers, Time TBD
Rick Porcello (14-9, 4.75) vs. C.C. Sabathia (19-8, 3.00)
ALDS Game 5 10/6: Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees, Time TBD
Justin Verlander (24-5, 2.40) vs. Ivan Nova (16-4, 3.70)

Rangers vs Rays ALDS Schedule & Pitching Matchups

ALDS Game 1 9/30: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers, 5:07 p.m.
Jeff Niemann (11-7, 4.06) vs. CJ Wilson (16-7, 2.94**)
ALDS Game 2 10/1: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers, 7:07 p.m. ET on TNT
Scott Shields (16-12, 2.82) vs. Derek Holland (16-5, 3.95)
ALDS Game 3 10/3: Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays, 5:07 p.m. ET
Matt Harrison (14-9, 3.39) vs. David Price (12-13, 3.49)
ALDS Game 4 10/4: Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays, Time TBD
Colby Lewis (14-10, 4.40) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (13-10, 2.95)
ALDS Game 5 10/6: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers, Time TBD
Scott Shields (16-12, 2.82) vs. CJ Wilson (16-7, 2.94)

In the National League, the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals went into the final game tied for the NL Wildcard. The Cardinals demolished the Houston Astros 8-0 and awaited the outcome of the Phillies-Braves game to learn their fate.  With the Braves up 3-2 in the 9th inning, closer Greg Kimbrel walked 3 batters and blew the lead and sent the game into extra innings.  In the 13th inning, Hunter Pence came through with a two-out, game winning single.  The Cardinals completed a historic run to make the post season coming back from 10.5 games behind the Braves on August 26th.  The Cardinals will advance to play the #1 seeded Philadelphia Phillies.  The #2 seed Milwuakee Brewers will face the #3 seed Arizona Diamondbacks.

Phillies vs Cardinals NLDS Schedule & Pitching Matchups

NLDS Game 1 10/1: St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies, 5:07 p.m. ET
Kyle Lohse (14-8, 3.39) vs. Roy Halladay (19-6, 2.35**)
NLDS Game 2 10/2: St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies, 8:07 p.m. ET
Edwin Jackson (12-9, 3.79) vs. Cliff Lee (17-8, 2.40)
NLDS Game 3 10/4: Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals
Chris Carpenter (11-9, 3.45) vs. Cole Hamels (14-9, 2.79)
NLDS Game 4 10/5: Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals
TBD vs. Roy Oswalt (9-10, 3.69)
NLDS Game 5 10/7: St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies
TBD vs. Roy Halladay (19-6, 2.35)

Brewers vs Diamondbacks NLDS Schedule & Pitching Matchups

NLDS Game 1 10/1: Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers, 2:07 p.m. ET
Ian Kennedy (21-4, 2.88**) vs. Yovani Gallardo (17-10, 3.52)
NLDS Game 2 10/2: Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers, 4.37 p.m. ET
Daniel Hudson (16-12, 3.49) vs. Zach Greinke (16-6, 3.83)
NLDS Game 3 10/4: at Arizona
Shawn Marcum (13-7, 3.54) vs. Joe Saunders (12-12, 3.69)
NLDS Game 4 10/5: at Arizona
Randy Wolf (13-10, 3.69) vs. TBD
NLDS Game 5 10/7: Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers
TBD vs. Yovani Gallardo (17-10, 3.52)

2011 MLB Playoff Field Nearly Set

Tampa Bay Rays

Outfielder Johnny Damon looks to bite the hand that once fed him as the Rays look to surpass the Boston Red Sox in the AL Wildcard race!

The 2011 Major League Baseball regular season is just about in the books with less 10 games remaining.  Typically this time of year is exciting with multiple teams chasing down division titles and wildcard berths.  However, this season’s excitement is relegated to just the American League Wildcard race as the Tampa Bay Rays are hunting the Boston Red Sox for the final spot in the post-season.  The Rays trail the Red Sox by just 1.5 games with 9 games remaining.  The Rays final 9 games will be against the New York Yankees (6 games, 3 in Tampa, 3 in New York ) and the Toronto Blue Jays (3 games in Tampa).  The Red Sox also have 9 games left and will play the Baltimore Orioles (3 in Boston, 3 in Baltimore) and will also face the rival Yankees in New York.  No matter who pulls out the Wildcard, the Yankees will certainly play a large role in who will live on to play in October and who will be sent home packing.

Although only the Detroit Tigers have clinched a division championship thus far (the American League Central), both the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers are in solid control of their respective divisions.  The NY Yankees will also likely finish with the #1 seed. That means that they will face either the Tigers or Rangers if the Red Sox are able to hold onto the Wildcard.  Should the Rays surpass the Red Sox, they would end up facing the #1 seed Yanks.  Both the Tigers and Rangers are battling it out for the #2 seed and who they play will come down to the Wildcard.  If the season were to end today the Yankees (#1) would play the Rangers (#3) and the Tigers (#2) would play the Red Sox (#4) in the American League Divisional Series (ALDS).

In National League, their really isn’t a whole lot to play for.  Barring a stunning losing streak, the 1st round playoff matches are all pretty much set.  The Philadelphia Phillies have pretty much locked up the #1 seed, while the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks should get the #2 and #3 seeds respectively.  The Atlanta Braves are currently 3.5 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals and should enter the playoffs as the National League Wildcard.  That means that in the Nationals League Divisional Series (NLDS), the #1 Phillies would play the #3 Arizona Diamondbacks, while the #2 Milwaukee Brewers will face the (#4) Atlanta Braves.

With plenty of major market teams in the 2011 MLB Playoffs, tickets for both the ALDS and NLDS will be in high demand.  be sure to check out our selection of MLB Playoff tickets at Tickifieds – MLB Playoff Ticket Classifieds!

2010 MLB Playoff Schedule Set!

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The 2010 MLB Playoff teams are all set and ready to begin action on Wednesday 10/6/2010

As the 2010 MLB regular season comes to a conclusion tonight, MLB has release the schedule for the upcoming 2010 playoffs.  In the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies will get the #1 seed and will face the #3 seeded Cincinnati Reds. Since the wildcard winner came out of the NL East, the Atlanta Braves will meet the #2 seeded San Francisco Giants.  In the American League, the top seeded Tampa Bay Rays will square off against the #3 Texas Rangers, while the #2 seeded Minnesota Twins will face the New York Yankees.

The NLDS and ALDS will kickoff on Wednesday October 6th,2010.  Wednesday will feature 3 Division Series games including the Rangers @ Rays, Yankees @ Twins, and Red @ Phillies.  The complete 2010 Playoff Schedule is as follows:

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees
ALDS Game 1:  Rays vs Rangers Wednesday, Oct. 6 ALDS Game 1: Twins vs Yankees Wednesday, Oct. 6
ALDS Game 2:  Rays vs Rangers Thursday, Oct. 7 ALDS Game 2: Twins vs Yankees Thursday, Oct. 7
ALDS Game 3:  Rangers vs Rays Saturday, Oct. 9 ALDS Game 3: Yankees vs Twins Saturday, Oct. 9
ALDS Game 4:  Rangers vs Rays Sunday, Oct. 10 ALDS Game 4: Yankees vs Twins Sunday, Oct. 10
ALDS Game 5:  Rays vs Rangers Tuesday, Oct. 12 ALDS Game 5: Twins vs Yankees Tuesday, Oct. 12
Philadelphia Phillies  vs. Cincinnati Reds San Francisco Giants vs.Atlanta Braves
NLDS Game 1:  Phillies vs Reds Wednesday, Oct. 6 NLDS Game 1: Giants vs Braves Thursday, Oct. 7
NLDS Game 2:  Phillies vs Reds Friday, Oct. 8 NLDS Game 2: Giants vs Braves Friday, Oct. 8
NLDS Game 3:  Reds vs Phillies Sunday, Oct. 10 NLDS Game 3: Braves vs Giants Sunday, Oct. 10
NLDS Game 4:  Reds vs Phillies Monday, Oct. 11 NLDS Game 4: Braves vs Giants Monday, Oct. 11
NLDS Game 5:  Phillies vs Reds Wednesday, Oct. 13 NLDS Game 5: Giants vs Braves Wednesday, Oct. 13

Although, many baseball and sports fans alike have already turned their attention to college and NFL football, baseball purist are eagerly awaiting the start of the MLB Playoffs. This season will feature some familiar faces with the Yankees, Phillies, Braves, and Twins all qualifying for the post season once again. However, this season also features some yound and exciting surprises such as the Reds, Rangers, Rays, and Giants. No matter which team you are rooting for be sure to check out our MLB Classifieds to find the best deals on MLB Playoff Tickets.