The Houston Astros swept through the ALCS in grand fashion, taking down the New York Yankees without giving up so much as one game. While the Bronx Bombers showed some signs of pushing for a comeback, they just couldn't make it happen as the Astros move on to the World Series.
The Philadelphia Phillies took just five games to down the San Diego Padres, ending with a dramatic Bryce Harper home run and a 4-3 victory in game 5. The Padres simply couldn't get the right pieces moving, as the red-hot Phillies now move as winners of the NCLS and will face the Houston Astros in the World Series.
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With only one series left to be decided, the postseason is in full swing and certain to have more surprises in store. So buckle down for what is sure to be a wild ride! In just a few more days, we'll be crowning the World Series champs!
Want to keep on top of the playoffs leading up to the World Series? Follow our guide for details on how to get a 2022 postseason MLB live stream, no matter where you are.
Yearning for 2022 World Series action? We've got a full guide on how to watch the World Series live as well.
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How to watch 2022 MLB Playoffs in the US without cable
In the US, ESPN is showing the Wild Card round; TBS is showing the American League Division Series and Championship Series; Fox and FS1 are showing the National League Division Series and Championship Series; and the World Series will air exclusively on Fox.
Covering all your bases isn't as tricky as it might seem, even if you don't want the commitment or expense of cable.
The cheapest way to watch MLB Playoffs without cable
If you don't want to miss the Wild Card round, you could add ESPN to the mix by getting a combined Sling Blue and Sling Orange package for $50 per month - again with 50% off if you're new to Sling.
If you subscribe to Sling or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
How to watch the MLB Playoffs from outside your country
Scroll down for all the ways you can watch the MLB Playoffs online in a number of countries around the world. But first, you should know that if you're abroad at any point during the playoffs, you probably won't be able to tune in like you normally would at home.
This is because of geo-blocking, a digital restriction that makes certain streaming services accessible in the region they're based in, and nowhere else.
When this is the case, the simplest and most reliable solution is to use a VPN service to change your IP address to a different location. This will generally let you tune in to your home coverage, and means you don't have to trawl the sketchier corners of the internet for an illegal stream.
Use a VPN to watch MLB Playoffs online from anywhere
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2022 MLB Playoffs bracket
- Houston Astros
New York Yankees Cleveland Guardians Toronto Blue Jays Seattle Mariners Tampa Bay Rays
Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta Braves St. Louis Cardinals New York Mets San Diego Padres
- Philadelphia Phillies
2022 World Series schedule & TV channels
Friday, October 28
Game 1: Phillies vs. Astros, Fox
Saturday, October 29
Game 2: Phillies vs. Astros, Fox
Tuesday, November 1
Game 3: Astros vs. Phillies, Fox
Wednesday, November 2
Game 4: Astros vs. Phillies, Fox
Thursday, November 3
Game 5*: Astros vs. Phillies, Fox
Saturday, November 5
Game 6*: Phillies vs. Astros, Fox
Sunday, November 6
Game 7*: Phillies vs. Astros, Fox
All games start at 8:03pm ET
(* = if necessary)
How to watch 2022 MLB Playoffs: live stream baseball in Canada
Sportsnet remains the exclusive coverage provider for the Blue Jays through the postseason, with a subscription to its Sportsnet Now streaming service starting at $14.99 per month.
If you're not a Blue Jays fanatic, you can tune into the MLB Playoffs on TVA Sports and RDS, which will let you watch games online, too - either by registering with details of your pay TV provider, or by signing up for a standalone streaming package.
Using a VPN is the way to get an MLB live stream if you're away from Canada when the game you want to watch is on.
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How to watch 2022 MLB Playoffs: live stream baseball in the UK
BT Sport is the place to watch the 2022 MLB Playoffs in the UK.
BT has a £25 Monthly Pass, so you can get everything BT Sport has to offer without a long-term commitment.
The BT Sport app will let subscribers tune in on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.
If you're currently outside the UK and want to watch the MLB Playoffs like you would at home, don't worry about geo-blocks on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.
MLB Playoffs live stream: how to watch baseball online in Australia
Baseball fans in Australia can watch the 2022 MLB Playoffs on ESPN and via Foxtel.
If you don't have ESPN as part of a pay TV package, your best option is to sign up for the excellent Kayo Sports streaming service.
Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $27.50 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 14-day trial.
Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including the NFL, NHL, F1, cricket, NRL... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Foxtel.
Don't forget, you can take your MLB coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN is the solution.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.