ALDS Game Times Announced for Games 1 and 2 in Oakland


Sep 22, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics playing field at Coliseum after a game between the Oakland Athletics and the Minnesota Twins. Oakland won 11-7. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball released the start times for Game 1 and Game 2 of the ALDS on Monday night which will take place in Oakland. The bad news is that they’re somewhat late starts for those of us in the Eastern Time Zone, but the good news is that they’re both on TBS which is typically a standard-tier cable network (the other possibility was MLB Network which is generally a premium-tier network).

Game 1: Friday, October 4: 9:30 PM ET

Game 2: Saturday, October 5: 9:00 PM ET

Not quite as bad as a 10:00 PM start, but it will still be late in Detroit by the times these games finish. It helps that these are weekend nights.

Game times for Games 3, 4, and 5 have not yet been announced, but it has been decided that TBS will carry Game 4 and Game 5 if necessary. MLB Network remains a possibility for Game 3 next Monday.