The 2012 Major League Baseball playoff match ups are now set. In the National League, the seeds are: 1) Washington Nationals, 2) Cincinnati Reds, 3) San Francisco Giants, 4) Atlanta Braves, 5) St. Louis Cardinals.
The American League seeds are: 1) New York Yankees, 2) Oakland Athletics, 3) Detroit Tigers, 4) Texas Rangers, 5) Baltimore Orioles.
The playoffs begin on Friday, October 5. The first game is the NL Wild Card Game with the Cardinals playing at the Braves. First pitch is at 4:07 pm. Also Friday night, The AL Wild Card game features the Orioles playing at the Rangers. Start is 7:30 PM.
The League Division Series line up this way:
National League: Top seed Washington Nationals will play the winner of the Cardinals/Braves NL Wild Card game. That series will begin on Sunday in either St. Louis or Atlanta. The second seeded Reds play the third seed Giants. That series begins on Saturday in San Francisco.
American League: The top seed New York Yankees will play the winner of the AL Wild Card game, either the Rangers or the Orioles. The series will begin on Sunday in either Baltimore or Texas. Oakland the second seed will face the third seeded Tigers. That series starts on Saturday in Detroit.