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How to watch, what to watch for Friday’s MLB playoff schedule

We take a look at the games on slate for Friday, October 7th as the 2022 MLB Playoffs get underway.

A general view of the 2020 Wild Card Series logo on the LED scoreboard during batting practice prior to Game 1 of the Wild Card Series between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Joe Sargent/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The 2022 MLB Playoffs have arrived and the Wild Card round is here. The playoffs open on Friday with Game 1 of each of the four series kicking things off. The Dodgers, Braves, Astros, and Yankees all await the winners, but in the meantime, we’ve got plenty of baseball to get us started this weekend.

The Dodgers head into the opening round as +340 favorites to win the World Series at DraftKings Sportsbook. The remaining four teams with a first round by follow with the Astros at +425, the Braves at +500, and the Yankees at +550. The top wild card in the opening round is the Mets with +900 odds. The longshot odds belong to the Guardians at +3500.

Below is the complete schedule for Friday’s games, which feature four Game 1s.

MLB playoff schedule for Friday, October 7

No. 6 Tampa Bay Rays at No. 3 Cleveland Guardians
Pitchers: Shane McClanahan vs. Shane Bieber
Time: 12:07 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN
Odds: Guardians -125, Rays +105

No. 6 Philadelphia Phillies at No. 3 St. Louis Cardinals
Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Jose Quintana
Time: 2:07 p.m. ET
Channel: ABC
Live stream: WatchESPN
Odds: Cardinals -115, Phillies -105

No. 5 Seattle Mariners at No. 4 Toronto Blue Jays
Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Alek Manoah
Time: 4:07 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN
Odds: Blue Jays -135, Mariners +115

No. 5 San Diego Padres at No. 4 New York Mets
Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Max Scherver
Time: 8:07 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN
Odds: Mets -150, Padres +130