The Dodgers lead the San Francisco Giants by six games in the National League West standings with 12 games left on the schedule. Clinching a berth in the playoffs is becoming a formality.
With that in mind, the Dodgers put tickets for potential National League Wild Card, NL Division Series and NL Championship Series home games on sale today at www.dodgers.com/postseason. (Tickets are not sold for a specific date, but for a corresponding home game in each postseason round.)
Below is a look at the possibilities for game days and such:
Should the Dodgers win the National League West and have the best or second-best record of the three division winners, they would open postseason play at home on Friday, October 7. Game 2 would be Saturday, October 8 and Game 5 (if necessary) would be Thursday, October 13. If Los Angeles finishes the regular season with the worst record of the division winners, it would host Game 3 Monday, October 10 and Game 4, if necessary,Tuesday, October 11. Should the Dodgers enter the postseason as the Wild Card and have the best record of non-division winning NL teams, they would play at home Wednesday, October 5.
The National League Championship Series begins Saturday, October 15. If the Dodgers advance and have a better regular-season record than their NLCS opponent or play the Wild-Card team, they would host Game 1 Saturday, October 15 and Game 2 Sunday, October 16 at Dodger Stadium and return home Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 for Games 6 and 7 (if necessary). If Los Angeles is a lower seed than its NLCS opponent, it would host Game 3 Tuesday,October 18, Game 4 Wednesday, October 19 and, if necessary, Game 5 Thursday, October 20.
If the Dodgers advance from the Wild Card round, NLDS Game 3 would take place Monday, October 10 and Game 4 (if necessary) Tuesday, October 11.NLCS Game 3 at Dodger Stadium would take place Tuesday, October 18, Game 4 Wednesday, October 19 and game 5 (if necessary) Thursday, October 20.