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MLB Wildcard Series 2022: Schedule, Livestream, Teams, and Bracket

As the regular season of MLB has just finished, we are now heading toward the exciting postseason. The postseason will kick off with the MLB Wildcard Series 2022. Here is everything you need to know about the best-of-three event.

This year, the postseason playoffs will be unlike ever before. There has been a massive overhaul in the format. While there used to be 10 teams participating, now the number is upped to 12, with 6 teams from each league. Also, Wild Card Game is replaced with the best-of-three Wild Card Series.

The top 2 placed teams from each league will get a bye in the first round, placing themselves directly in the Division Series. The teams placed 3rd-6th in the regular season will play in the 3-day-long Wildcard Series. The third seed will host the sixth seed, while the 4th hosts the 5th.

The eight teams from the National and American leagues that are preparing for the postseason to start are all formidable. The Cleveland Guardians and St. Louis Cardinals are the top seeds of the Wildcard series thanks to their triumph in AL Central and NL Central, respectively. With such strong teams and a new exciting format, the 2022 postseason of Major League Baseball is all ready for a big start with the Wildcard Series.

When is MLB Wildcard Series 2022?

MLB Wildcard Series 2022 is set to kick off on the 7th of October. It will be played for three days straight with a break. The series will come to its conclusion on Sunday, the 9th of October. 

There will be a day of a break after the conclusion of the Wildcard games. The next stage of the postseason, the Division Series, will commence on the 11th of October.

MLB Wildcard Series 2022: Schedule and Bracket

Checkout the detailed schedule, including start times of the MLB Wildcard Series 2022 bracket from below:

Friday, October 7 (Game 1)

  • Guardians vs. Rays at 

Time: 12:07 p.m. ET

  • Cardinals vs. Phillies

Time: 2:07 p.m. ET

  • Blue Jays vs. Mariners

Time: 4:07 p.m. ET

  • Mets vs. Padres

Time: 8:07 p.m. ET

Saturday, October 8 (Game 2)

  • Guardians vs. Rays at 

Time: 12:07 p.m. ET

  • Cardinals vs. Phillies

Time: 8:37 p.m. ET

  • Blue Jays vs. Mariners

Time: 4:07 p.m. ET

  • Mets vs. Padres

Time: 7:37 p.m. ET

Sunday, October 9 (Game 3)

  • Guardians vs. Rays at 

Time: 4:07 p.m. ET

  • Cardinals vs. Phillies

Time: 8:37 p.m. ET

  • Blue Jays vs. Mariners

Time: 2:07 p.m. ET

  • Mets vs. Padres

Time: 7:37 p.m. ET

How to Watch MLB Wildcard Series 2022 on TV?

  • ESPN

The MLB Wildcard Series 2022 will be broadcasted on the ESPN family of networks. Keep an eye on ESPN, ESPN 2, and ABC to enjoy the event on your cable TV.

How to Watch the live stream?

  • Fubo TV
  • Sling TV (Orange)

Fubo TV is a streaming platform that lets you access ESPN, ESPN 2, and ABC. Buy the subscription for $70/month and livestream the 2022 MLB Wildcard Series on your device. You can also watch the livestream for free by getting a 7-day free trial on Fubo TV.

Sling offers a similar service to Fubo TV. You can stream the live broadcast of ESPN through Sling. Sling TV costs $35 per month.

Teams:

American League:

  1. Cleveland Guardians (3rd seed)
  2. Toronto Blue Jays (4th seed)
  3. Seattle Mariners (5th seed)
  4. Tampa Bay Rays (6th seed)

National League:

  1. St. Louis Cardinals (3rd seed)
  2. New York Mets (4th seed)
  3. San Diego Padres (5th seed)
  4. Philadelphia Phillies (6th seed)

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