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MLB announces 2017 post-season schedule

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ALWAYS OCTOBER

Wild Card Game - Oakland Athletics v Kansas City Royals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Major League Baseball has released its 2017 post-season schedule, with the American League Wild Card game to be played Tuesday, October 3, on ESPN. The National League Wild Card game will be played the next night on TBS. The winner of the American League Wild Card game will move on to the American League Divisional Series to being Thursday, October 5 on either FS1 or MLB Network. The World Series will begin Tuesday, October 24 on FOX at the site of the team with the best record. If a Game Seven is required, it will be on November 1.

The Kansas City Chiefs will host a Monday Night Football game against Washington on October 2, so if the Royals end up hosting the Wild Card game, it could make for an exciting two days at the Truman Sports Complex. The Chiefs also host a game on October 15, but there is no American League playoff game that day. The October 30 game at Arrowhead against the Broncos falls on a travel day for the World Series participants.

The Royals have already offered post-season tickets to non-season ticket holders with a package for 2018 season ticket packages. Current season ticket holders were to be contacted this week about post-season ticket plans. The Royals are virtually tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the second Wild Card, and are three games back of the first place Indians in the Central Division.