If Red Sox win East, they get 4 days off

Major League Baseball announced its playoff schedule on Tuesday, revealing that the American League wild card game will be played on Wednesday, Oct. 2 and both of the AL’s Division Series’ will begin Friday, Oct. 4.

The Red Sox currently sit atop the AL East, 5 games ahead of the Rays. If that holds, they would have four days to rest between the end of the regular season (Sept. 29 in Baltimore) and the start of the ALDS.

The American League Championship Series is set to begin Oct. 12, with a potential Game 7 on Oct. 20.

Game 1 of the World Series will take place on Oct. 23 in the American League champ’s ballpark. A potential Game 7 would be Thursday, Oct. 31 (yep, that’s Halloween).

ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all postseason games.