MLB playoff schedule: Dodgers-Braves one of 4 games Friday

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers hit third in Friday's lineup of playoff baseball.

The Dodgers continue their National League Division Series on Friday afternoon with Game 2 against the Braves in Atlanta, but that's just one of four MLB playoff games on the docket. Here is Friday's schedule, with all times PT.

10:07 a.m. - NLDS Game 2, Pirates at Cardinals (MLB Network)

Pittsburgh looks to even the series after getting drubbed on Thursday, and will send former UCLA Bruins pitcher Gerrit Cole to the mound. Lance Lynn starts for St. Louis, which is 10-5 at home in the postseason dating back to 2011.

12:07 p.m. - ALDS Game 1, Rays at Red Sox (TBS)

Tampa Bay plays its fourth road game in a fourth different city in the last six days as they open their divisional series against Boston, who finished tied for the best record in baseball (97-65) with St. Louis. Jon Lester starts for the Red Sox and Matt Moore goes for the Rays, who will end up after Saturday playing 10 road games in five cities in a 12-day span.

3:07 p.m. - NLDS Game 2, Dodgers at Braves (TBS)

The Dodgers have won the first two games on the road in four different postseason series, the 1963 World Series against the Yankees, the 1974 NLCS against the Pirates, the 1978 NLCS against the Phillies and the 2008 NLDS against the Cubs. They have won those four series by a combined 13 games to two. Zack Greinke looks to make it happen again, facing Mike Minor for Atlanta.

6:37 p.m. - ALDS Game 1, Tigers at Athletics (TBS)

Arguably the best matchup in the first round brings us a rematch of last year's five-game series. Max Scherzer, who in a little over a month will win the American League Cy Young Award, takes the hill for Detroit, while the ageless Bartolo Colon starts for Oakland.

A full day of baseball is at hand. Depending on how both NL Division Series play out there could be another four-game day on Monday.

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