The Toronto Blue Jays host the Baltimore Orioles for the chance to take on the Texas Rangers in the ALDS. Here’s how to watch the game online.
After a playoff drought that lasted over 20 years, the Toronto Blue Jays have made the playoffs for the second straight year. It was hardly as comfortable as last year, since they needed the final day of the regular season to clinch a playoff berth. Bur for Jays fans, it doesn’t matter how you get there, just that you do.
They will be hosting a Baltimore Orioles team that finished with an identical 89-73 record. The 2016 season started out so well for them, but they cooled off at the same time the Boston Red Sox decided to get hot. But for as much as people praise the Blue Jays’ offense, Baltimore has a ton of great batters themselves, while their starting rotation is formidable. Ubaldo Jimenez, in particular, has had a great second half, pitching a 2.31 ERA after starting with a 7.38 ERA.
But the Orioles will likely go to Chris Tillman in this do-or-die wild card game. He is the team’s ace, and his last start came six days ago against the Blue Jays. The Jays will counter with either Marcus Stroman or Francisco Liriano. Stroman came up big in last year’s playoffs after missing almost the entire season, but Liriano is a veteran, and has pitched well for the Jays.
This contest is dead even on paper. Even though it’s in Toronto, the Orioles just won two out of three at the Rogers Centre a week ago. While the Jays blew teams out of the water last year, their offenses are virtually identical. Toronto ranks ninth in runs per game while Baltimore ranks 12th.
But home-field advantage should be enough to give Toronto the edge. And since they know the Texas Rangers are looming, they will want to win to get another crack at them after Rougned Odor left Jose Bautista’s pride back in Arlington.
The Wild Card game will be televised live on TBS. You can easily access that channel online through their website, although you’ll have to sign in with your TV service provider. Here’s all the info you need to watch the game online:
Date: Tuesday, October 4
Start time: 8:08 pm ET
Location: Toronto, Canada
Stadium: Rogers Centre
TV Info: TBS
Live Stream: Stream
There should be no shortage of fireworks between these two AL East rivals. You really couldn’t have chosen a better game to kick off the MLB postseason.