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AL, NL Wild Card Game start times announced

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Major League Baseball on Tuesday announced the start times for next week's Wild Card Games.

The postseason begins Tuesday, Oct. 3, with the American League Wild Card Game at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston or Yankee Stadium in New York, depending on the results of the AL East race, which the Red Sox currently lead by three games. 

Major League Baseball on Tuesday announced the start times for next week's Wild Card Games.

The postseason begins Tuesday, Oct. 3, with the American League Wild Card Game at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston or Yankee Stadium in New York, depending on the results of the AL East race, which the Red Sox currently lead by three games. 

Postseason schedule 

The visiting club is likely to be the Twins, who currently occupy the AL's second Wild Card spot. The Angels are the closest challenger at five games back.

The National League Wild Card Game is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Chase Field and will air on TBS at 8 p.m. ET. The D-backs will host and compete against one of Colorado, Milwaukee or St. Louis. The Rockies lead the pack by 1 1/2 games over the Brewers.

Tickets for the NL Wild Card Game sold out within an hour of becoming available.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.