The MLB playoff schedule 2013 live stream and TV edition is about to get started with MLB live stream and televised games on the way for pro baseball fans. Among the teams competing in this year's push for the World Series championship are the Oakland A's, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. In addition, four teams are on the wild card schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday, vying for their entry to this year's MLB playoffs. TV coverage will mostly be on TBS to start things off, with MLB live streaming also available for subscribers of a special service.
A Sept. 30 report via Philly.com breaks down the upcoming MLB schedule which includes two wild card round games that will decide two more first round teams over the next few days. On Tuesday night at 8:07 p.m. EST, the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Cincinnati Reds with TBS providing game coverage. The winner of this one-game playoff advances to take on the Cardinals in St. Louis with Game 1 on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5:07 p.m. EST on TBS.
On Wednesday night at 8:07 p.m. EST, the Cleveland Indians host the Tampa Bay Rays, also on TBS. The winner of this one-game wild card playoff round will advance to take on the Boston Red Sox as their prize, with Game 1 starting on Friday, Oct. 4 in Boston at 3:07 p.m. EST (TBS).
The other series from the American League has already been determined and will feature last year's World Series runner-ups, the Detroit Tigers, visiting the Oakland A's in Game 1. Game time is 9:37 p.m. EST in Oakland on Friday, Oct. 4, with TBS providing coverage. This game may appear on the MLB network as well, or instead of TBS.
In the National League, the Atlanta Braves won the NL East and will host the Los Angeles Dodgers who won the NL West for Game 1 on Thursday, Oct. 3. Game time is scheduled for TBS at 8:37 p.m. EST for cable or satellite television viewers.
Many of the first round games are listed for TBS, but may be moved over to the MLB Network. It's up in the air as of this report, which games in the first round may be shifted to the other channel. There's also MLB playoffs live streaming coverage available through the MLB Postseason.TV service, which is currently advertised on their site for just $4.99. The service provides "live alternate angle companion coverage" specifically for the wild card games, division series, and the National League Championship series.
The first round of the MLB playoffs schedule will feature best-of-5 series formats, with games 4 and 5 considered "if necessary" on the schedule. The full upcoming MLB playoffs schedule for the 2013 postseason is available here at ESPN.com.