Postseason gets underway Oct. 3

The full slate for the 2017 MLB Postseason has been unveiled, and in a change from past years, the 113th World Series -- which begins Oct. 24 on FOX -- starts at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record.

  • Wild Card continues to pay dividends for MLB

    OK, Commissioner Emeritus Commissioner Bud Selig did have a good idea. The longer the Wild Card has been around, the better it has proven to be.

    09/18/2017 6:37 PM ET

  • Spot clinched, Red Sox still seek AL East title

    When the Red Sox clinched their ticket to the postseason early Thursday morning, they had just landed in Cincinnati. But even if they had still been at Camden Yards, where they downed the Orioles, 9-0, on Wednesday, you wouldn't have heard any champagne corks pop.

    09/21/2017 6:21 AM ET

  • Clinch hit: Astros embrace crowning moment

    Justin Verlander tried his best to take it all in. That's also what Astros manager A.J. Hinch wanted his players to do afterward. This was a day they might remember for the rest of their lives.

    09/18/2017 1:37 AM ET

  • MLB, Camping World announce multi-year partnership

    On Monday, Camping World Holdings and Major League Baseball announced a multi-year partnership that begins with the 2017 postseason.

    09/18/2017 2:00 PM ET

  • Clinch me: Astros win first division title since '01

    Champagne was poured, high-fives and hugs were exchanged and music was pumping in the kind of clubhouse celebration that hasn't been seen inside Minute Maid Park in more than a decade.

    09/18/2017 12:30 AM ET

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  • Nats 'very confident' with Strasburg in top form

    If the Dodgers and Nationals meet again next month - and barring something very odd during the next two weeks, that wouldn't happen until the NLCS - Washington has a reason to believe it won't be doomed to repeat a similar fate after losing Game 5 of the NLDS at home. His name is Stephen Strasburg.

    09/18/2017 5:27 AM ET

  • Tribe's postgame clinch party a family, fan affair

    While the party raged inside the Indians' home clubhouse on Sunday afternoon, players found moments to escape to the field. There, their families had their own celebration going, with kids running through the infield grass. Behind Cleveland's home dugout, rows of fans remained, refusing to find the stadium's exits.

    09/17/2017 11:59 PM ET

  • Astros won't let up, want to earn AL's top seed

    Don't expect the Astros to take their foot off the gas pedal now that they've clinched the American League West title with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

    09/18/2017 1:18 AM ET

  • Flag raised as part of Tribe's clinch celebration

    The Indians didn't get to officially clinch their second straight American League Central title after their win on Saturday, so instead, the celebration -- made possible by the Twins' loss later Saturday night -- began in front of a raucous sellout crowd before Sunday's 3-2, series-finale win over the Royals at Progressive Field.

    09/17/2017 11:27 PM ET

  • Astros slug past M's, claim first AL West crown

    A chance to clinch the American League West title and the home debut of Justin Verlander had the Astros in the mood to party on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

    09/17/2017 11:31 PM ET

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  • Repeat after CLE: Tribe lands crown again!

    The Indians did their part with an 8-4 win over the Royals on Saturday afternoon, and with the Blue Jays beating the Twins hours later, Cleveland secured its second straight American League Central title.

    09/17/2017 2:47 AM ET

  • Postseason sealed, Dodgers turn to bigger goals

    The Dodgers weren't even aware they had clinched a postseason berth Tuesday night, but they now shift back into focus on the ultimate goal. With a lead over Arizona once 21 games now cut to 10, the Dodgers' magic number to clinch the National League West is down to eight. Even after a tailspin that saw them lose 16 of 17 games, the Dodgers still have the home-field advantage for the postseason with 17 games to play.

    09/13/2017 7:59 AM ET

  • Soak in the belated celebration, Indians

    What the Indians have built -- initially on a limited budget and eventually with go-for-it gusto in the open market and trade front -- is a team that has all the goods to win this franchise's first championship title since 1948, ending a 69-year drought.

    09/17/2017 1:45 AM ET

  • What's next for Nats? Trying to run down LA

    The Nationals became the first team in baseball to clinch a division title on Sunday. There's still work to be done, though, as the team looks to run down the Dodgers for the top overall record in the National League.

    09/11/2017 1:08 AM ET

  • Nationals out to change postseason legacy

    That Stephen Strasburg would start and win this game for the Washington Nationals on a division-clinching Sunday feels right. He might just represent this franchise's best chance of writing a different kind of postseason ending.

    09/11/2017 3:07 AM ET

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  • Dodgers clinch postseason, end losing streak

    Clayton Kershaw stopped the nonsense Tuesday night, pitching and batting and even running the Dodgers into the postseason. A 5-3 win over the Giants at AT&T Park clinched an October berth for the Dodgers, ended a historic 11-game losing streak and cut the magic number for a fifth consecutive division title to eight.

    09/13/2017 7:42 AM ET

  • Nats a fact: NL East champs

    Ninety minutes after defeating the Phillies, the Nationals celebrated the Braves' walk-off win and their return to the postseason.

    09/11/2017 1:17 AM ET

  • Explaining possible postseason tiebreakers

    Is this the year anarchy envelopes the MLB standings and a mess of math and travel overtakes the early part of the postseason schedule? One figures it's bound to happen eventually, and a 2017 season with a crazy assortment of clubs still in contention with scant weeks remaining -- especially in that American League Wild Card race -- is a good candidate for chaos.

    09/21/2017 6:10 AM ET

  • Indians itching to get back to World Series

    A fantasy football draft is in the books for the Indians, and that's a sure sign the best part of the baseball season is coming.

    09/06/2017 6:08 AM ET