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TBS Exclusive Presentation of 2014 American League Division Series Begins with Doubleheader on Thursday, Oct. 2

September 29, 2014

 

TBS’ Exclusive Presentation of 2014 American League Division Series

Begins with Doubleheader on Thursday, Oct. 2

 

2014 MLB Postseason Begins on TBS with A.L. Wild Card Game Presented by Budweiser

Tuesday, Sept. 30, with Coverage Beginning at 7:30 p.m.

TBS’ exclusive presentation of the American League Division Series (ALDS) will begin Thursday, Oct. 2, with a doubleheader – the Detroit Tigers visiting the Baltimore Orioles, at 5:30 or 6 p.m. ET, followed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hosting the winner of the A.L. Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser (Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals) at 9 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. (specific scenarios are outlined below). 

Ernie Johnson will provide play-by-play for the Angels vs. Athletics/Royals series with analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken and reporter Matt Winer. Brian Anderson will call the best-of-five Tigers/Orioles series with analysts Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson and reporter Jaime Maggio.  TBS’s A.L. Division Series coverage is presented by T-Mobile. 

TBS’ pregame coverage on Thursday, Oct. 2, will begin at either 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. with the MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by The All-New Chrysler 200 show hosted by Casey Stern with analysts Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield.

As previously announced, TBS will exclusively televise the A.L. Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m.  Johnson will call the game with analysts Darling and Ripken and reporter Winer.  TBS’ pre-game coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m.

TBS will also exclusively televise the American League Championship Series, scheduled to begin Friday, Oct. 10, 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.

 Following is the opening week MLB Postseason on TBS schedule:

Date

Time (ET)

Games/Commentator Teams

Tuesday, Sept. 30

7:30 p.m.

MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by The All-New Chrysler 200
Casey Stern (host), Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield (analysts)

 

8 p.m.

A.L. Wild Card Game: Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals

Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Cal Ripken (analysts) with Matt Winer (reporter)

 

Postgame

The Postseason Show presented by Exxon and Mobil

Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

IF KANSAS CITY WINS THE A.L. WILD CARD GAME

Thursday, Oct. 2

5 p.m.

MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by The All-New Chrysler 200
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

5:30 p.m.

ALDS: Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles (Game 1)

Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dennis Eckersley and Joe Simpson (analysts) with Jaime Maggio (reporter)

 

9 p.m.

ALDS: Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Game 1)

Johnson, Darling and Ripken with Winer

 

Postgame

The Postseason Show presented by Exxon and Mobil

Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

IF OAKLAND WINS THE A.L. WILD CARD GAME

Thursday, Oct. 2

5:30 p.m.

MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by The All-New Chrysler 200
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

6 p.m.

ALDS: Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles (Game 1)

Anderson, Eckersley and Simpson with Maggio

 

9:30 p.m.

ALDS: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Game 1)

Johnson, Darling and Ripken with Winer

 

Postgame

The Postseason Show presented by Exxon and Mobil

Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

IF PITTSBURGH WINS THE N.L. WILD CARD GAME

Friday, Oct. 3

2:30 p.m.

MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by The All-New Chrysler 200
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

3 p.m.

ALDS: Tigers at Orioles (Game 2)

Anderson, Eckersley and Simpson with Maggio

 

9 / 9:30 p.m.

MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by The All-New Chrysler 200
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

9:30 p.m.

ALDS: IF Royals at Angels (Game 2)

Johnson, Darling and Ripken with Winer

 

10 p.m.

ALDS: IF Athletics at Angels (Game 2)

Johnson, Darling and Ripken with Winer

 

Postgame

The Postseason Show presented by Exxon and Mobil

Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

IF SAN FRANCISCO WINS THE N.L. WILD CARD GAME

Friday, Oct. 3

11:30 a.m.

MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by The All-New Chrysler 200
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

Noon

ALDS: Tigers at Orioles (Game 2)

Anderson, Eckersley and Simpson with Maggio

 

9 / 9:30 p.m.

MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by The All-New Chrysler 200
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

9:30 p.m.

ALDS: IF Royals at Angels (Game 2)

Johnson, Darling and Ripken with Winer

 

10 p.m.

ALDS: IF Athletics at Angels (Game 2)

Johnson, Darling and Ripken with Winer

 

Postgame

The Postseason Show presented by Exxon and Mobil

Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

 

 

Sunday, Oct. 5

3 p.m.

MLB Postseason Pre-Game on TBS presented by The All-New Chrysler 200
Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

3:30 p.m.

ALDS: Orioles at Tigers (Game 3)

Anderson, Eckersley and Simpson with Maggio

 

7:30 p.m.

ALDS: Angels at A.L. Wild Card Winner (Game 3)

Johnson, Darling and Ripken with Winer

 

Postgame

The Postseason Show presented by Exxon and Mobil

Stern, Martinez, Sheffield

 

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