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2021 MLB playoffs: Our predictions from the wild-card games through the World Series

The 2021 MLB playoffs begin Tuesday night with 10 teams hoping to raise this year's World Series trophy. The San Francisco Giants enter October with Major League Baseball's best record, while their rivals in the National League West, the Los Angeles Dodgers, have hopes of becoming baseball's first repeat champions since the New York Yankees won three straight from 1998 to 2000. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays have some unfinished business in the American League after falling to L.A. in last year's Fall Classic -- and, of course, there's that Yankees-Red Sox AL Wild Card showdown to start everything (8 p.m. ET on ESPN).
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What to know about the 2021 MLB postseason

Major League Baseball’s postseason begins Tuesday night, when the Boston Red Sox meet the New York Yankees in the American League wild-card game at Fenway Park. That matchup was not set until Sunday, after a flurry of tiebreaker scenarios disintegrated and left the longtime rivals as the last teams standing in the AL wild-card chaos.
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MLB's postseason format is likely headed for big changes next year; here's what it might look like

Will the 2021 postseason be the final one under the current 10-team format? That seems quite likely. The current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the negotiated accord that governs the working relationship between players and clubs, expires in December, and it's very likely that the next CBA will involve an expanded postseason. That next CBA will be in force prior to the start of the 2022 season.
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Here's the 2021 MLB playoffs format, schedule and predictions

The MLB postseason field is officially set after a chaotic final weekend of regular season games. After expanding the playoffs to 16 teams in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, normalcy has returned with the 10-team field in 2021. This year’s postseason has all the ingredients for an instant classic. Four of...
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MLB playoffs schedule is set after tiebreaker chaos avoided

Ah, yes, baseball in October. Does it get any better?. Sunday was the final day of the regular season in Major League Baseball. When play began, at 3 p.m. ET, there was the possibility of a several scenarios that might beget a series of tie-breaker games, with four teams vying for two wild card spots in the American League and seeding in the National League still not fully set.
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The picks are in: Pundits predict the playoffs

Who will win the 2021 World Series? How will the postseason play out?. MLB.com's experts weigh in here with their predictions for every playoff series from the Wild Card Game through the Fall Classic. • 2021 postseason schedule. JON PAUL MOROSI. ALWC winner: Yankees. NLWC winner: Dodgers. ALDS: NYY-TB, Rays...
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A Padres fan’s guide to rooting in the MLB playoffs

This year was the most disappointing season in San Diego Padres history. They were projected to win more than 90 games before the season started but ended up falling on their faces in the second half of the season. Now, Padres fans are looking for a team to root for...
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The 10 postseason lineups, ranked

We enter the postseason knowing full well that it’s a fool’s errand to put too much stock into anything that has come before. Because for as much as we can study and scrutinize six months’ worth of stats, there’s always some random utility player coming off the bench to hit a clutch home run that makes our jaws drop.
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Ranking all 10 postseason pitching staffs

October is all about pitching. Well, when it’s not about a ground ball going through a first baseman’s legs, a 12-year-old reaching over the outfield wall, an obstruction call at third base or a swarm of midges descending upon the field. But mostly it’s about pitching. • Postseason bracket and...
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The key injuries for every playoff team

The 2021 postseason is about to begin, but not every club is as healthy as the next. Some of the playoff teams are getting key players back at just the right time. Others will be missing stars for at least the early rounds of the postseason -- or even have to win the World Series without them.
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These are the top 50 players in 2021 playoffs

October is always the most thrilling month for Major League Baseball. The drama, the intensity of every pitch, the late nights that leave you giddily staggered the whole next day. This is baseball's month to strut its stuff. The game is at its absolute best. It's a chance for stars...
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What questions do you have about the MLB playoffs? Ask The Post.

That was quite a final weekend to the baseball season, with games in New York, Washington, Toronto and Seattle all having an impact on who advanced to the Major League Baseball playoffs. Tuesday night, they begin! Chelsea Janes, our national baseball writer, is in Boston for the AL wild-card game between the archrival Red Sox and New York Yankees, then she’ll jet across the country for the National League version: the St. Louis Cardinals at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. Adam Wainwright vs. Max Scherzer for the right to advance in October? Yes, please.
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Boston's strengths, concerns for postseason

The Red Sox followed one of their emptiest seasons in recent memory with one of their most compelling. In February and March, the Sox weren’t on anyone’s short list to be one of the 10 teams that could advance beyond the regular season. But with manager Alex Cora back in...
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Beat the Yankees to advance to the American League Division Series, where they’ll face the AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays. Here’s the schedule for the best-of-five series:. 2021 ALDS schedule. Game 2: Red Sox at Rays, Friday, Oct. 8, 7:02 p.m. (FS1) Game 3: Rays at Red Sox, Sunday,...
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