The 2018 MLB playoff schedule is finally set, and it wasn’t easy! It took all 162 games to finally determine who was in and who was out in the National League. It also took a Game 163 for a pair of teams to determine the champions of the NL Central and West divisions. National League playoff odds have also been revealed.

Brew Crew spoil the party

While fans in Chicago were more than excited to jam Wrigley Field to watch a one-game winner take all for the National League Central division title, the Milwaukee Brewers didn’t get the memo - literally.

According to an NBC Chicago report, the official Chicago Cubs Twitter page tweeted out a letter for all school kids, adults, and anyone in between to take the day off and head down to Wrigleyville to cheer on the Cubbies as they try to win their third straight NL Central title. The only problem was the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers weren’t about to stand around and watch the home team celebrate.

National League MVP favorite Christian Yelich came through in the biggest game of his career, going 3-for-4 with three singles, including one to put Milwaukee ahead 1-0 early on. The big game secured an award Yelich was already in line to win, the NL batting title.

With his three hits today, Yelich will finish the season hitting .326. Now, Yelich and the Brewers will prepare to host their NLDS against either these same Chicago Cubs or the Colorado Rockies. Meanwhile, the Cubs, who recently celebrated making the playoffs, have to regroup.

In other action on Monday (October 1), The L.A. Dodgers won their Game 163 by the final score of 5-2 over the Colorado Rockies.

The victory gives L.A. the NL West title and the chance to host the Atlanta Braves in their best-of-five National League Divisional Series. It was an up and down season for the heavily favored L.A. Dodgers, and despite starting the season 16-26, the Dodgers played their best baseball in the second half in their drive to the postseason.

Bracket, odds, schedule

Now that we can officially say we know the schedule, dates, and updated World Series odds for each team trying to win the 2018 Fall Classic, here is all you need to know!

Wild Card schedule

  • Tuesday, Oct 2 -- NL Wild Card -- Rockies at Cubs -- 8:00 PM ET -- ESPN
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3 -- AL Wild Card -- A’s at Yankees -- 8:00 PM ET -- TBS

ALDS best of five

  • Game 1 -- Friday, Oct. 5 Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros
  • Game 2 -- Sat, Oct. 6 Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros
  • Game 3 -- Monday, Oct. 8 Houston Astros vs Cleveland Indians
  • Game 4 -- Tuesday, Oct. 9 Houston Astors vs Cleveland Indians
  • Game 5 -- Thurs, Oct. 11 Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros

A's/Yankees winner vs Boston Red Sox

NLDS best of five

  • Game 1 -- Thurs, Oct. 4 Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Game 2 -- Friday, Oct. 5 Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Game 3 -- Sunday, Oct. 7 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves
  • Game 4 -- Monday, Oct. 8 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves
  • Game 5 -- Wed, Oct. 10 Atlanta Braves vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Rockies/Cubs winner vs Milwaukee Brewers

World Series Odds

  • Boston Red Sox+300
  • Houston Astros+325
  • L.A. Dodgers+850
  • Chicago Cubs+850
  • Cleveland Indians+900
  • New York Yankees+1000
  • Colorado Rockies+1000
  • Atlanta Braves+1200
  • Milwaukee Brewers+1200
  • Oakland Athletics+180