Two of MLB’s three 100-win teams remain in the playoffs. By the time Thursday night’s NLDS matchup is over, only one will remain.
The Dodgers and Giants have lived up to the hype entering the 2021 MLB postseason as the 107-win Giants and 106-win Dodgers have given baseball fans the only Division Series to end in a winner-take-all game.
Both teams are turning to pitchers who have delivered wins to their squads this postseason. The Giants will hand the ball to Logan Webb, who pitched 7.2 scoreless frames with five hits allowed and 10 strikeouts in Game 1 of the series to put San Francisco up in the series.
The Dodgers will have reliever Corey Knebel open the game after Julio Urias was originally slated to start the matchup. Urias allowed one run over five innings to the Giants in Game 2 with three hits and one walk surrendered, while striking out five. Knebel fanned two while pitching a scoreless, hitless seventh inning of that Game 2 matchup as the Dodgers finished with the 9-2 win.
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9:44 p.m.: Longoria pops it up to first base for the second out of the inning.
9:43 p.m.: The pitch from Graterol: 101.4 mph. The hit by Flores: 68.5 mph off the bat.
9:42 p.m.: Another soft hit for the Giants as Wilmer Flores lifts a looper into left field for a base hit. Runners on first and second now for Evan Longoria.
9:39 p.m.: Mike Yastrzemski pops out to catcher Will Smith in four territory for the first out of the inning.
9:38 p.m.: Kris Bryant breaks his bat on a 100.3 mph pitch and beats the throw from Justin Turner to first.
9:32 p.m. End Top Second: Gavin Lux is caught looking at strike three on the high, outside corner for the third out.
9:31 p.m.: Justin Turner sends a slow roller out to Crawford, who is able to make the strong throw to set him down. That ball had an exit velocity of 47.9 mph.
9:30 p.m.: The Dodgers look like they’ll be handing the ball off to the hard-throwing Brusdar Graterol in the bottom half of the frame.
9:29 p.m.: Will Smith grounds out to open the second inning.
9:24 p.m. End of First: Brandon Crawford chases a curveball out of the zone for strike three to strand Posey at second.
9:19 p.m.: The difference a wall makes: Ruf’s flyout to right traveled 377 feet. The double by Posey went 372, but his was closer to the foul line than center.
9:19 p.m.: This ball is not caught out in right as Buster Posey doubles off the top of the right field wall.
9:18 p.m.: La Stella flies out for the first out and Ruf nearly sends one out, but he too flys out to right field.
9:14 p.m.: The Dodgers might have sent only three batters to the plate, but each of the three batted balls by Los Angeles hitters came off the bat at 97 mph or faster. In fact, the two outs were both over 100 mph.
9:13 p.m. End Top First: Trea Turner bounces into an unassisted 4-3 double play as Tommy La Stella fields the grounder up the middle, steps on the bag for one and throws on to first to nab the speedy Turner. Giants will bat in the bottom half.
9:12 p.m.: Corey Seager lines it to left, but right at the left fielder, Darin Ruf, who catches it for the first out of the inning.
9:10 p.m.: Mookie Betts starts this game up with a line drive base hit into left for a single.
9:08 p.m.: Game 5 of the NLDS between the Giants and Dodgers is underway. First pitch from Logan Webb is low for a ball.
8:49 p.m.: Dave Roberts shared his reaction to the idea of the Dodgers starting Knebel instead of Urias. He had previously said it was an organizational decision, and that he had just one vote.
Dave Roberts on when he first heard the idea from the front office to use an opener and not have Julio Urías start tonight: “My first reaction was, ‘Interesting…’ And not a question mark. Interesting with like a dot dot dot.”
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) October 15, 2021
8:30 p.m.: Corey Knebel has started once against the Giants earlier this season. Back on Sept. 3, he pitched two scoreless innings of two-hit baseball with two strikeouts. It wound up being a bullpen game with the Giants ultimately winning 3-2.
8:15 p.m.: Here are the starting lineups for the two teams tonight.
Dodgers vs. Giants start time
- First pitch: 9:07 p.m. ET | 6:07 p.m. PT
First pitch for Dodgers vs. Giants is scheduled for 9:07 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 7.
Julio Urias will throw for the Dodgers, while Logan Webb is expected to take the bump for the Giants in the decisive Game 5.
How to watch MLB playoff games
- TV channel: TBS
- Live stream: TBS App
TBS continues its coverage of the NL side of the MLB postseason with Game 5 airing on the network on Thursday.
TBS will also play home to the NLCS, though times for the series are dependent on who emerges from Game 5.
In Canada, all postseason games are available on Sportsnet and SN1.
MLB playoff schedule 2021
|Wednesday, Oct. 6||Cardinals @ Dodgers||3-1, LA|
TBS will handle the broadcast for all NLDS games in both series.
|Friday, Oct. 8||Dodgers @ Giants, Game 1||4-0, SF||TBS|
|Friday, Oct. 8||Braves @ Brewers, Game 1||2-1, MIL||TBS|
|Saturday, Oct. 9||Dodgers @ Giants, Game 2||9-2, LA||TBS|
|Saturday, Oct. 9||Braves @ Brewers, Game 2||3-0, ATL||TBS|
|Monday, Oct. 11||Giants @ Dodgers, Game 3||1-0, SF||TBS|
|Monday, Oct. 11||Brewers @ Braves, Game 3||3-0, ATL||TBS|
|Tuesday, Oct. 12||Giants @ Dodgers, Game 4||7-2, LA||TBS|
|Tuesday, Oct. 12||Brewers @ Braves, Game 4||5-4, ATL||TBS|
|Thursday, Oct. 14||Dodgers @ Giants, Game 5||TBD||TBS|
TBS will continue its National League playoff coverage with coverage of every NLCS game.
The Braves secured their spot in the NLCS, and depending on who takes the Dodgers vs. Giants series, they could either start on the road or at home.
|Date||Game||Start time||TV channel|
|Saturday, Oct. 16||TBD @ TBD, Game 1||TBD||TBS|
|Sunday, Oct. 17||TBD @ TBD, Game 2||TBD||TBS|
|Tuesday, Oct. 19||TBD @ TBD, Game 3||TBD||TBS|
|Wednesday, Oct. 20||TBD @ TBD, Game 4||TBD||TBS|
|Thursday, Oct. 21||TBD @ TBD, Game 5*||TBD||TBS|
|Saturday, Oct. 23||TBD @ TBD, Game 6*||TBD||TBS|
|Sunday, Oct. 24||TBD @ TBD, Game 7*||TBD||TBS|
|Tuesday, Oct. 5||Yankees @ Red Sox||6-2, BOS|
MLB Network and FS1 will carry all the ALDS games, until potential Game 5s, which would be broadcast exclusively on FS1.
|Thursday, Oct. 7||Red Sox @ Rays, Game 1||5-0, TB||MLB Network/FS1|
|Thursday, Oct. 7||White Sox @ Astros, Game 1||9-4, HOU||MLB Network/FS1|
|Friday, Oct. 8||Red Sox @ Rays, Game 2||14-6, TB||MLB Network/FS1|
|Friday, Oct. 8||White Sox @ Astros, Game 2||12-6, HOU||MLB Network/FS1|
|Sunday, Oct. 10||Rays @ Red Sox, Game 3||6-4, BOS||MLB Network/FS1|
|Sunday, Oct. 10||Astros @ White Sox, Game 3||12-6, CHI||MLB Network/FS1|
|Monday, Oct. 11||Rays @ Red Sox, Game 4||6-5, BOS||MLB Network/FS1|
|Monday, Oct. 11||Astros @ White Sox, Game 4||10-1, HOU||MLB Network/FS1|
FOX and FS1 will split coverage of the ALCS.
The Red Sox and Astros kick off the ALCS on Friday, Oct. 15. It’s the Astros’ fifth-straight appearance in the ALCS.
|Date||Game||Start time||TV channel|
|Friday, Oct. 15||Red Sox @ Astros, Game 1||8:07 p.m.||FOX|
|Saturday, Oct. 16||Red Sox @ Astros, Game 2||TBD||FOX|
|Monday, Oct. 18||Astros @ Red Sox, Game 3||TBD||FOX/FS1|
|Tuesday, Oct. 19||Astros @ Red Sox, Game 4||TBD||FS1|
|Wednesday, Oct. 20||Astros @ Red Sox, Game 5*||TBD||FS1|
|Friday, Oct. 22||Red Sox @ Astros, Game 6*||TBD||FS1|
|Saturday, Oct. 23||Red Sox @ Astros, Game 7*||TBD||FOX/FS1|
World Series schedule
Every World Series game will be on FOX.
|Date||Game||Start time||TV channel|
|Tuesday, Oct. 26||TBD @ TBD, Game 1||TBD||FOX|
|Wednesday, Oct. 27||TBD @ TBD, Game 2||TBD||FOX|
|Friday, Oct. 29||TBD @ TBD, Game 3||TBD||FOX|
|Saturday, Oct. 30||TBD @ TBD, Game 4||TBD||FOX|
|Sunday, Oct. 31||TBD @ TBD, Game 5*||TBD||FOX|
|Tuesday, Nov. 2||TBD @ TBD, Game 6*||TBD||FOX|
|Wednesday, Nov. 3||TBD @ TBD, Game 7*||TBD||FOX|