2022 MLB Playoffs: Schedule, game times, TV channel as Phillies host Padres in NLCS Game 3 on Friday

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The 2022 Major League Baseball playoffs continue Friday with NLCS Game 3 between the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies won Game 1 on Tuesday before the Padres came back strong in Game 2 to even the series. In the American League, the Houston Astros took a 2-0 lead against the New York Yankees. This series will take a break before heading to the Bronx on Saturday for Game 3.

It is the largest playoff field ever for a full 162-game season, and you can read more about the new format here. Eight teams — the Guardians, Dodgers, Braves, Mariners, Mets, Cardinals, Blue Jays and Rays — were eliminated in the first two rounds. The Dodgers, Braves and Mets have all won at least 100 games this year, but none of them have won a single playoff series.

The 2022 MLB playoffs will extend beyond October. Game 4 of the 2022 World Series is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, so that’s a guaranteed date. Game 7 of the World Series is scheduled for Saturday, November 5. It would be the last World Series game in MLB history. Because the first week of the regular season was postponed due to the owners’ lockout, each team had three catch-up games added to the end of its schedule.

Here are a few other things to know about this year’s playoff schedule:

  • The best-of-three Wild Card Series will be played over three consecutive days. There are no holidays in the series.
  • There are no holidays between LDS games 4 and 5, or between LCS games 5 and 6. Travel could be a nightmare if teams from opposite coasts meet.
  • The World Series follows the usual 2-3-2 format with rest days between Games 2 and 3, and Games 5 and 6.

Below is the full 2022 MLB playoff schedule, including broadcast information. Games on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, Fox and FS1 can be streamed on fuboTV (try for free).

League Championship Series schedule (best of seven)

Tuesday, October 18

Game 1: Padres vs. Phillies

PHI 2, SD 0


Wednesday October 19

Game 2: Padres vs. Phillies

SD 8, PHI 5


Game 1: Astros vs. Yankees

HOU 4, NYY 2


Thursday, October 20

Game 2: Astros vs. Yankees

HOU 3, NYY 2


Friday October 21

Game 3: Phillies vs. Padres

7:37 p.m. ET


Saturday October 22

Game 3: Yankees vs. Astros

5:07 p.m. ET


Game 4: Phillies vs. Padres

7:45 p.m. ET


Sunday October 23

Game 5: Phillies vs. Padres

2:37 p.m. ET


Game 4: Yankees vs. Astros

7:07 p.m. ET


Monday October 24

Game 5: Yankees vs. Astros (if needed)

4:07 p.m. ET


Game 6: Padres vs. Phillies (if necessary)

8:03 p.m. ET


Tuesday, October 25

Game 6: Astros vs. Yankees (if needed)

6:07 p.m. ET


Game 7: Padres vs. Phillies (if necessary)

8:03 p.m. ET


Wednesday October 26

Game 7: Yankees vs. TBD (if necessary)

7:37 p.m. ET