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MLB Playoffs Schedule: Brewers fans will need extra coffee

Game 1 is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. Central on Wednesday

League Championship Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Milwaukee Brewers - Game One

With the playoff field set, Major League Baseball released its schedule for the postseason. With the Brewers headed west to play the Dodgers in Los Angeles, it probably doesn’t come as a shock that Brewers fans have a few late nights in store for them this week.

Game 1 between the Brewers and Dodgers will start at 9 p.m. CDT on ESPN. Walker Buehler will take the ball for the Dodgers against a Brewers starter to be named later.

Times for Game 2 (and Game 3, if necessary) will be determined depending on the results of series in the AL. If New York/Cleveland, Houston/Minnesota, Chicago/Oakland and/or Toronto/Tampa Bay need decisive Game 3s to be played, those would happen on ESPN and would likely mean another late night on Thursday. Clayton Kershaw will start that game for the Dodgers. The Brewers would likely counter with Brandon Woodruff.

If it’s needed, Game 3 would be played on Friday. That game time is also up in the air, but it might be safe to assume ESPN wouldn’t want to air a Dodgers game at the same time as Game 2 of the NBA Finals featuring the Lakers — that game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. CDT on ABC, in the same family of networks.

Wednesday figures to be March Madness-style viewing for baseball fans, with games running from noon until midnight.

You can find the full postseason schedule and check for updates as they come on MLB’s postseason site.