MLB announces start times for league championship series

Clayton Kershaw and the rest of the Dodgers open the NLDS on Friday night.
Clayton Kershaw and the rest of the Dodgers open the NLCS on Friday night. (USATSI)

We still don't know who the Red Sox will play in the ALCS -- that will be determined when the Athletics and Tigers play ALDS Game 5 on Thursday night -- but we do know what time they'll be playing. Here are the start times for both league championship series, as announced by Major League Baseball.

NLCS: Cardinals vs. Dodgers

Game 1: Friday, Oct. 11 at 8:37 p.m. ET (7:37 p.m. local time) in St. Louis
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 12 at 4:07 p.m. ET (3:07 p.m. local time) in St. Louis
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 14 at 8:07 p.m. ET (5:07 p.m. local time) in Los Angeles
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8:07 p.m. ET (5:07 p.m. local time) in Los Angeles
Game 5: Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 4:07 p.m. ET (1:07 p.m. local time) in Los Angeles
Game 6: Friday, Oct. 18 at 8:37 p.m. ET (7:37 p.m. local time) in St. Louis
Game 7: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8:37 p.m. ET (7:37 p.m. local time) in St. Louis

ALCS: Red Sox vs. Athletics/Tigers

Game 1: Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8:07 p.m. ET in Boston
Game 2: Sunday, Oct. 13 at 8:15 p.m. ET in Boston
Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4:07 p.m. ET in Oakland/Detroit
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 8:07 p.m. ET in Oakland/Detroit
Game 5: Thursday, Oct. 17 at 8:07 p.m. ET in Oakland/Detroit
Game 6: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 4:37 p.m. ET or 8:07 p.m. ET in Boston
Game 7: Sunday, Oct. 20 at 8:07 p.m. ET in Boston

ALCS Game 6 will start at 8:07 p.m. ET if the NLCS is over, otherwise it will begin at 4:37 p.m. ET. Obviously Games 5-7 for both series are if necessary.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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