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Athletics-Royals AL Wild Card time, TV, and online viewing information

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Answers to the questions: "What time does the Wild Card game start?", "What channel is the AL Wild Card game on?", "When is first pitch?" and so forth.

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The Oakland Athletics will play the Kansas City Royals in the American League Wild Card Game on Tuesday, September 30 with first pitch scheduled at 5:07 PM Pacific Time from Kauffman Stadium. The game will be televised by TBS. Oakland's Jon Lester is scheduled to face Kansas City's James Shields.

You can watch the American League Wild Card game online by logging into TBS.com or the Watch TBS mobile app by using your television provider's login credentials.

If you want to watch reruns of your favorite shows that are being preempted by the American League Wild Card Game, may I suggest Netflix or Hulu?

The umpires for the American League Wild Card game are:

  • HP: Bill Miller
  • 1B: Gerry Davis (Crew Chief)
  • 2B: Dan Iassogna
  • 3B: Bill Welke
  • LF: James Hoye
  • RF: Todd Tichenor
  • New York replay umpires: Phil Cuzzi and Tim Timmons

The winner of the American League Wild Card game will play the Los Angeles Angels at Angels Stadium on Thursday, October 2 with first pitch at 6:37 PM Pacific Time. Game 2 would be Friday at 7:07 PM, and Game 3 on Sunday at the Coliseum would be at 4:37 PM. Those games will also be televised by TBS, and will also be available online via the same methods. The times for ALDS Games 4 and 5, if necessary, have not been announced.

Here is the complete potential postseason schedule for the Oakland Athletics:

Day Date Opponent Time (PT) Network
Tue 30-Sep AL Wild Card at Royals 5:07 PM TBS
Wed 1-Oct
Thu 2-Oct ALDS Game 1 at Angels 6:37 PM TBS
Fri 3-Oct ALDS Game 2 at Angels 7:07 PM TBS
Sat 4-Oct
Sun 5-Oct ALDS Game 3 vs Angels 4:37 PM TBS
Mon 6-Oct ALDS Game 4 (if necessary) vs Angels TBA TBS
Tue 7-Oct
Wed 8-Oct ALDS Game 5 (if necessary) at Angels TBA TBS
Thu 9-Oct
Fri 10-Oct ALCS Game 1 at BAL/DET TBA TBS
Sat 11-Oct ALCS Game 2 at BAL/DET TBA TBS
Sun 12-Oct
Mon 13-Oct ALCS Game 3 vs BAL/DET TBA TBS
Tue 14-Oct ALCS Game 4 vs BAL/DET TBA TBS
Wed 15-Oct ALCS Game 5 (if necessary) vs BAL/DET TBA TBS
Thu 16-Oct
Fri 17-Oct ALCS Game 6 (if necessary) at BAL/DET TBA TBS
Sat 18-Oct ALCS Game 7 (if necessary) at BAL/DET TBA TBS
Sun 19-Oct
Mon 20-Oct
Tue 21-Oct World Series Game 1 vs NL Champion TBA FOX
Wed 22-Oct World Series Game 2 vs NL Champion TBA FOX
Thu 23-Oct
Fri 24-Oct World Series Game 3 at NL Champion TBA FOX
Sat 25-Oct World Series Game 4 at NL Champion TBA FOX
Sun 26-Oct World Series Game 5 (if necessary) at NL Champion TBA FOX
Mon 27-Oct
Tue 28-Oct World Series Game 6 (if necessary) vs NL Champion TBA FOX
Wed 29-Oct World Series Game 7 (if necessary) vs NL Champion TBA FOX