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Start Time Scenarios for TBS’ Exclusive Presentation of Potential 2016 American League Division Series Games 4 and 5 Announced

TBS today announced start time scenarios for exclusive American League Division Series (ALDS) Coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile on Monday, Oct. 10.  If both ALDS extend to a Game 4, the network will televise Texas vs. Toronto at 1 p.m., with pre-game coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m., and Cleveland vs. Boston at 6 p.m. with pre-game coverage at 5:30 p.m.  If the Cleveland/Boston series ends in a sweep, the Rangers and Blue Jays will play at 6 p.m., with pre-game coverage at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12 – if both ALDS reach Game 5 – TBS will televise Boston vs. Cleveland at 6 p.m., with pre-game coverage at 5:30 p.m., followed by Toronto vs. Texas at 9:30 p.m.  If only one series reaches Game 5, pre-game coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m., with game action at 8 p.m.

TBS’ exclusive American League Division Series (ALDS) Coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile will continue Sunday, Oct. 9, with ALDS Game 3 coverage – Cleveland vs. Boston at 4 p.m., followed by Texas vs. Toronto at 7:30 p.m.  Pre-game coverage on TBS will air at 3:30 p.m.

Ernie Johnson will provide play-by-play for the Red Sox/Indians series with analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken and reporter Sam RyanBrian Anderson will call the Blue Jays/Rangers series with analysts Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson and reporter Matt Winer.

Casey Stern will host all pre-game and post-game coverage (airing nightly on TBS game nights) with analysts Pedro Martinez, Gary Sheffield and Jimmy Rollins.

TBS will also exclusively televise the American League Championship Series (ALCS), scheduled to begin Friday, Oct. 14, with Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. 

Live streaming coverage of all MLB Postseason games airing on TBS will be available via www.tbs.com and the Watch TBS app.  Fans will be able to access the games whenever and wherever they desire by logging in with the user name and password provided by their TV service provider.  Additionally, all MLB on TBS Postseason game telecasts will be available in Spanish via SAP.  Upcoming AL Postseason game telecasts will also be available on CNN en Español.

TBS’ MLB Postseason schedule through the American League Division Series:

Date                       Time (ET)    Game/Commentator Teams

Sun, Oct. 9           3:30 p.m.       MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by the All-New Chrysler Pacifica

                                                        Casey Stern, Pedro Martinez, Gary Sheffield & Jimmy Rollins

                                4 p.m.             ALDS: Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox (Game 3)

                                                        Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling & Cal Ripken with Sam Ryan

                                7:30 p.m.       ALDS: Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays (Game 3)

                                                        Brian Anderson, Dennis Eckersley & Joe Simpson with Matt Winer

                                Postgame      The Postseason Show on TBS presented by the Lincoln Motor Company

                                                        Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins                   

IF BOTH ALDS REACH A GAME 4

Mon, Oct. 10       12:30 p.m.     MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by the All-New Chrysler Pacifica

                                                        Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

                                1:00 p.m.       ALDS: Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays (Game 4, if necessary)

                                                        Anderson, Eckersley & Simpson with Winer

                                5:30 p.m.       MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by the All-New Chrysler Pacifica

                                                        Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

                                6:00 p.m.       ALDS: Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox (Game 4, if necessary)

                                                        Johnson, Darling & Ripken with Ryan

                                Postgame      The Postseason Show on TBS presented by the Lincoln Motor Company

                                                        Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins                   

IF CLEVELAND/BOSTON ENDS IN A THREE-GAME SWEEP AND TEXAS/TORONTO PLAY A GAME 4

Mon, Oct. 10       5:30 p.m.       MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by the All-New Chrysler Pacifica

                                                        Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

                                6:00 p.m.       ALDS: Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays (Game 4, if necessary)

                                                        Anderson, Eckersley & Simpson with Winer

                                Postgame      The Postseason Show on TBS presented by the Lincoln Motor Company

                                                        Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins                   

IF BOTH ALDS REACH A GAME 5

Wed, Oct. 12       5:30 p.m.       MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by the All-New Chrysler Pacifica

                                                        Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

                                6:00 p.m.       ALDS: Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians (Game 5, if necessary)

                                                        Johnson, Darling & Ripken with Ryan

                                9:30 p.m.       ALDS: Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers (Game 5, if necessary)

                                                        Anderson, Eckersley & Simpson with Winer

                                Postgame      The Postseason Show on TBS presented by the Lincoln Motor Company

                                                        Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

IF ONLY ONE ALDS REACHES A GAME 5

Wed, Oct. 12       7:30 p.m.       MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by the All-New Chrysler Pacifica

                                                        Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

                                8:00 p.m.       ALDS: Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians (Game 5, if necessary)

                                                        Johnson, Darling & Ripken with Ryan

OR

                                                        ALDS: Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers (Game 5, if necessary)

                                                        Anderson, Eckersley & Simpson with Winer

                                Postgame      The Postseason Show on TBS presented by the Lincoln Motor Company

                                                        Stern, Martinez, Sheffield & Rollins

Postseason.TV Returns for 2016 MLB Postseason
In addition to its exclusive live game telecasts on TBS and live simulcast streaming on TBS.com and the Watch TBS app, Turner Sports and MLB Advanced Media have once again partnered to provide fans with digital companion coverage via Postseason.TV.  Postseason.TV delivers baseball fans up to 10 live alternative camera angles and is available for every game televised by TBS during the MLB Postseason including the AL Wild Card game, ALDS and ALCS.  Subscribers can customize their viewing experience by picking up to four different cameras simultaneously during live game action.  Fans can also exclusively watch live coverage of their team’s batting practice before each postseason game. Postseason.TV is accessible via desktop and mobile through MLB.com’s At Bat 16 app for supported iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

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