Start Times for Games 1 and 2 of Rangers-Orioles ALDS Revealed

The start times for Games 1 and 2 of the ALDS between the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles have been revealed.
The start times for Games 1 and 2 of the ALDS between the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles have been revealed. / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers are back in the ALDS after sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays to begin the playoffs. Now, Texas will look to pull off another upset against the top-seeded Baltimore Orioles.

Ahead of this series, the start times for the first couple of games have been announced.

Rangers vs Orioles ALDS Start Times

First pitch of Game 1 will be at 1:03 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 7. Game 2 on Sunday, Oct. 8 is set to start at 4:07 p.m. ET. Game 3 at Globe Life Field begins at 8:03 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

TV coverage for the start of the series is split across a few channels. FS1 is airing both Games 1 and 2, while FOX is broadcasting Game 3's matchup.

Now that some of the immediate uncertainty has been cleared up, the Rangers can start to lock in ahead of Saturday's first pitch. They've got plenty of good vibes on their side with how they performed in the Wild Card Round. Their pitching staff was lights-out, holding an elite Rays offense to just one run over both games combined. Their bats showed up as well with 11 runs, including 7 in Game 2 to send Tampa Bay packing.

Bruce Bochy will need similar results out of his club if they're going to knock off the AL's top seed. Baltimore's equally talented pitching corps and offense make this team a potential nightmare to face, especially in a series that's only five games at maximum.

That being said, Texas held its own against the Orioles this season. They split their six head-to-head matchups, and the Rangers outscored Baltimore 26-19 overall.

With positive momentum on their side and playoff jitters out of the way, it'd be no surprise if Texas keeps its march toward the World Series going when this series is all said and done.

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