The Major League Baseball postseason begins today with Game 1 of the American League Wild Card Series between the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays at 3:08 p.m. EST on ABC. The 2 teams who made the postseason begin with a blank state, all with the common goal of being named the World Series champions at the beginning of November. As the postseason kicks off later today, below are predictions for how October will shake out.

American League Wild Card Series

(5) Texas Rangers vs (4) Tampa Bay Rays

Prediction: Rangers in 3

(6) Toronto Blue Jays vs (3) Minnesota Twins

Prediction: Blue Jays in 2

National League Wild Card Series

(5) Miami Marlins vs (4) Philadelphia Phillies

Prediction: Phillies in 3

(6) Arizona Diamondbacks vs (3) Milwaukee Brewers

Prediction: Brewers in 3

American League Division Series

(5) Texas Rangers vs (1) Baltimore Orioles

Prediction: Orioles in 5

(6) Toronto Blue Jays vs (2) Houston Astros

Prediction: Blue Jays in 5

National League Division Series

(4) Philadelphia Phillies vs (1) Atlanta Braves

Prediction: Braves in 5

(3) Milwaukee Brewers vs (2) Los Angeles Dodgers

Prediction: Dodgers in 4

American League Championship Series

(6) Toronto Blue Jays vs (1) Baltimore Orioles

Prediction: Orioles in 6

ALCS MVP: Adley Rutschman

National League Championship Series

(2) Los Angeles Dodgers vs (1) Atlanta Braves

Prediction: Dodgers in 7

NLCS MVP: Mookie Betts

2023 World Series

AL champion Baltimore Orioles vs NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers

Prediction: Dodgers in 5

2023 World Series MVP: Freddie Freeman


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