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World Series 2020: Schedules, postseason bracket, analysis and updates

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Lowe homers twice to lift Rays over Dodgers in Game 2 (0:52)

Brandon Lowe collects two home runs in the Rays' 6-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. (0:52)

The unique 2020 MLB playoffs started with a bang -- with an unprecedented wild-card round of best-of-three series -- but now things have taken on a more familiar look, with the World Series set.

After both league championship series went the distance, the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series, which will be played at a neutral site for the first time (Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas). The Series is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20 through Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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Running World Series odds

NL: Dodgers 64.7%

AL: Rays 35.3%

Projections courtesy of ESPN's Bradford Doolittle and updated at conclusion of each night's games.

World Series

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

at Arlington, Texas

Series tied 1-1

  • Game 1: Dodgers 8, Rays 3

  • Game 2: Rays 6, Dodgers 4

  • Game 3: Friday, Oct. 23 at 8:08 p.m. ET, Fox

  • Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8:08 p.m. ET, Fox

  • Game 5: Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8:08 p.m. ET, Fox

  • Game 6: Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 8:08 p.m. ET, Fox (if necessary)

  • Game 7: Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 8:09 p.m. ET, Fox (if necessary)

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AL Championship Series

Best-of-seven series

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros

at San Diego

Tampa Bay wins 4-3

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NL Championship Series

Best-of-seven series

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves

at Arlington, Texas

L.A. wins 4-3

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AL Division Series

Best-of-five series

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees

at San Diego

Tampa Bay wins 3-2

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Oakland A's vs. Houston Astros

at Los Angeles

Houston wins 3-1

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NL Division Series

Best-of-five series

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres

at Arlington, Texas

Los Angeles wins 3-0

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Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

Atlanta wins 3-0

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American League: Wild-card series

Best-of-three, all games at home park of higher seed

All times Eastern

Tampa Bay Rays (1) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (8)

Tampa Bay wins 2-0


Oakland Athletics (2) vs. Chicago White Sox (7)

Oakland wins 2-1


Minnesota Twins (3) vs. Houston Astros (6)

Houston wins 2-0


Cleveland Indians (4) vs. New York Yankees (5)

New York wins 2-0

National League: Wild-card series

Best-of-three, all games at home park of higher seed

Los Angeles Dodgers (1) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (8)

Los Angeles wins 2-0


Atlanta Braves (2) vs. Cincinnati Reds (7)

Atlanta wins 2-0


Chicago Cubs (3) vs. Miami Marlins (6)

Miami wins 2-0


San Diego Padres (4) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (5)

San Diego wins 2-1