Yankees vs. Orioles: ALDS Broadcast Pregame and Live Coverage

James WilliamsAnalyst IIIOctober 7, 2012

Birds closer Jim Johnson looks to dominate the Yankees in ALDS
Birds closer Jim Johnson looks to dominate the Yankees in ALDSRonald Martinez/Getty Images

The Orioles will host the Yankees in Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series, with the game airing on TBS at 6 p.m. ET. The broadcast team is led by former Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr, who will serve as an analyst alongside John Smoltz. Ernie Johnson will be doing the play-by-play, with Craig Sager doing the in-game reporting. 

Radio pregame coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET on the Orioles flagship station WBAL 1090 AM. On TV, it will be MASN, with a special O's Xtra: Playoff Edition airing at 5 p.m. ET. Tom Davis, Rick Dempsey, Jim Hunter, Jim Palmer and Mike Bordick will all be part of the show.

After the TBS postgame show, MASN will be back on the air with O's Xtra: Postgame. WBAL Radio will also have extensive postgame coverage.

105.7 FM The Fan will offer its own pregame show at 5 p.m.

If you are out of the Baltimore market and wish to listen to the game, ESPN Radio offers the national broadcast. You can also download their mobile app for your tablet or smartphone and listen to the game free.

Should you wish to listen to the game with the local broadcasters, that can be done on MLB Postseason for a one-time charge of $4.99. The service also offers subscribers the option to view the TBS feed on their computer, tablet or smartphone.

Also, MLB.com offers the old pitch-by-pitch text-style coverage should you wish to follow the game that way.       

Just for the record, weather could play a big factor in today's game. It has been raining in Baltimore, and according to WBAL TV, there will be showers throughout the day and into the early evening and nighttime hours.