Hours of play announced for ALDS series against Houston Astros – NBC Chicago
The playoff showdown that many White Sox fans expect is just a few days away.
Game 1 of the American League Division Series is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, with the No.3 South Siders facing the No.2 seed Houston Astros at 3:07 p.m. ET.
Then on Friday, Game 2 kicks off at 1:07 p.m., according to a broadcast schedule released by the MLB. The White Sox come home at guaranteed rate for Game 3 at 7:07 p.m. Sunday. A fourth additional game will take place at home on Monday, if necessary.
While the series has yet to be decided, the teams will play the series finals in Houston on October 13.
No matter how quickly the first round series ends, the dates for the league championship series are already set. The ALCS is scheduled to start on Friday, October 15, with subsequent matches on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday *, Friday * and Saturday *. The NLCS starts one day later, Saturday October 16, and plays again on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday *, Saturday * and Sunday *. The last three matches of the ALCS and NLCS are only played when necessary.
The 2021 World Series kicks off on Tuesday, October 26. As with the ALCS and NLCS, there will be two games, one day off, three games, one day off, and then two games. The last three games are played if necessary, but once a team wins four games, the streak is over. World Series Game 7 would be played on Wednesday, November 3.