Jon Lester Red Sox Jon Lester is expected to get the nod to start Friday in the Red Sox' playoff opener. Credit: Getty Images

Major League Baseball announced Monday that the Red Sox will play the winner of Wednesday's American League wild card game on Friday, Oct. 4 at 3:07 p.m. at Fenway Park. Game 2 on Saturday, Oct. 5 will be another late afternoon affair with first pitch set for 5:37 p.m..

Both games will be broadcast nationally on TBS.