For the primary time since 2014 and simply the third time up to now 40 seasons, the Orioles are division champions.
Baltimore clinched the American League East title Thursday night time with a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox.
The Orioles had already secured a playoff berth — their first since 2016 — earlier this month, however the division championship is a uncommon feat for a corporation accustomed to ending within the AL East’s cellar. It additionally gives the membership benefits heading into the postseason, corresponding to a bye within the wild-card spherical and, due to a 101-61 document that’s assured to be one of the best within the circuit, home-field benefit as much as at the very least the World Series.
After the Orioles’ 6-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, the main focus shifts to the postseason, which begins this week. After the wild-card spherical ends, the Orioles will play of their first AL Division Series since 2014, hoping to make it to the AL Championship Series for the primary time since that very same yr and the franchise’s first World Series since 1983.
Here’s every part it’s worthwhile to find out about what the postseason might seem like for the Orioles.
When will the Orioles play within the ALDS? What video games can be at Camden Yards?
The Orioles will play their first postseason sport in seven years Saturday at Camden Yards. The ALDS is a best-of-five sequence. Game 2 at Oriole Park can be subsequent Sunday, whereas Games 3 and 4, the latter if wanted, can be on the highway Oct. 10-11. Game 5, if mandatory, can be Oct. 13 at Oriole Park.
Game instances can be decided by Major League Baseball as soon as it is aware of the matchups and time zones concerned.
There is a possible battle on Saturday night, with a Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks live performance scheduled at M&T Bank Stadium, the Ravens’ dwelling. MLB has 4 ALDS video games scheduled for that day and says that date is locked in. Because the live performance begins at 7 p.m., MLB appears to have little alternative however to schedule the Orioles sport within the afternoon.
Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium share an 85-acre sports activities complicated with parking heaps within the center, and it might not be possible to carry two huge occasions concurrently.
What groups might the Orioles play within the ALDS?
The Orioles will play the winner of the wild-card sequence between the American League’s Nos. 4 and 5 seeds. That best-of-three sequence begins Tuesday and ends Thursday.
The Tampa Bay Rays, the workforce the Orioles beat out for the AL East crown, are the No. 4 seed and can host the fifth-seeded Texas Rangers. Baltimore went 8-5 in opposition to Tampa Bay (99-63) this season — simply two years after going 1-18 versus them — and 3-3 in opposition to Texas (90-72).
On the opposite facet of the AL bracket, the AL West champion Houston Astros (90-72) additionally earned a bye because the No. 2 seed. They will face the winner of the wild-card sequence between the third-seeded Minnesota Twins (87-75) and sixth-seeded Toronto Blue Jays (89-73).
If they win, when would the ALCS be? What in regards to the World Series?
The best-of-seven ALCS will start Oct. 15. If the Orioles win the ALDS, Games 1, 2, 6 and seven — the final two if wanted — could be at Camden Yards on Oct. 15-16 and Oct. 22-23. Games 3, 4 and 5 (if mandatory) could be on the highway Oct. 19-21.
There is a possible battle Oct. 22, a Sunday, with the Ravens’ dwelling sport at M&T Bank Stadium in opposition to the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. Game 6 of the ALCS, if wanted, is the one playoff contest scheduled for that day. With the Ravens sport within the afternoon, it’s probably a Game 6 at Camden Yards could be within the night.
The World Series is scheduled to start Oct. 27, with a possible Game 7 on Nov. 4. Home-field benefit within the Fall Classic is set by regular-season document. The Orioles have a greater document than each National League workforce aside from the Atlanta Braves (104-58).
If that holds and the Orioles have been to play the Braves within the World Series, Camden Yards would host Games 3, 4 and 5 (if mandatory) on Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 1 for what could be the primary World Series video games ever performed on the park. However, if Baltimore has a greater document than the NL champion, Oriole Park would host Games 1, 2, 6 and seven — the final two if wanted — on Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 3-4.
How can I purchase Orioles tickets?
For ticket updates, the Orioles directed followers to orioles.com/postseason.
“Birdland” members, who buy premium packages, had the primary alternative to purchase tickets, and particular person ticket gross sales adopted.
Like different MLB groups, the Orioles use SeatGeek as their official fan-to-fan ticket gross sales web site.
Which tv community will broadcast Orioles playoff video games?
The ALDS can be carried by Fox and Fox Sports 1. If the Orioles advance, the ALCS can be proven on the identical networks.
Fox can be carrying the World Series.