Game 7 of World Series scheduled for Nov. 3, latest since 2009

NEW YORK -- Game 7 of the World Series is scheduled for Nov. 3, its latest since 2009.

Major League Baseball said Wednesday that its postseason will start with the AL wild-card game on Oct. 5, followed by the NL wild-card matchup the next day.

Both AL division series will start Oct. 7, and both NL division series will open the next day. The AL Championship Series begins Oct. 15 and the NL Championship Series the next day.

The World Series is scheduled to start on Oct. 26 at the home of the pennant winner with the better regular-season record, and Game 7 would be Nov. 3.

The latest a World Series game has been played is Nov. 4, in 2001 and again in 2009. The Series has not gone past October since 2017, when the Houston Astros won Game 7 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Nov. 1.

MLB's regular season is scheduled to end Oct. 3, and tiebreaker games would take place the next day.