For only the second time, the Major League Baseball postseason features 10 teams, thanks to the two-wild-card format put in place for the 2012 playoffs. Despite the expanded field, only five teams are back from last October (the Braves, Cardinals, Reds, Tigers and A’s), one is making its first playoff appearance in 21 years (the Pirates) and only three have won a World Series in the Wild Card Era (the Braves, Red Sox and Cardinals).
St. Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates
Game 1 at STL: Thursday, Oct. 3, 5:00 p.m. | TBS
Game 2 at STL: Friday, Oct. 4, 1:00 p.m. | MLBN
Game 3 at PIT: Sunday, Oct. 6, TBD | TBS
Game 4* at PIT: Monday, Oct. 7, TBD | TBS or MLBN
Game 5* at STL: Wednesday, Oct. 9, TBD | TBS