BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Attention Birdland, in case you have yet to hear the good news, the Baltimore Orioles are heading to the playoffs.
The team that started the season in first place of the American League East and grinded out 162 games, made a comeback in the final game of the regular season to secure a spot in the playoffs. Zach Britton was there to secure Baltimore’s third postseason spot in five seasons.
Shortly after the celebrations ended, the Orioles (89-73) learned they would be traveling to Toronto for Tuesday’s wild-card game.
Here’s how you can prepare for the Wild Card showdown:
Made For October
Gather The Flock
Whether it’s in the comfort of your own home, at a sports bar in Baltimore or even in Toronto, birds of a feather, flock together. Be sure to get out there and support the O’s on Tuesday night.
Know The Matchups
It all comes down to a single-elimination showdown between AL East foes. This is the first postseason meeting between the teams, who have been in the same division since the Blue Jays were born in 1977. It could be Tillman or Jimenez starting for the Orioles against the Blue Jays. Once we know the line up, we’ll post it here!
It’s not just the AL East we need to pay attention to. Know who is playing when and where. Here’s how you can keep up with the MLB Standings and scheduling of the games.
No Matter What
No matter what the outcome is, remember the Orioles had a record-breaking season. Mark Trumbo led the league in most home runs and in turn, Baltimore led majors with 253 home runs. Trey Mancini made his epic debut, Hyun Soo Kim was an at-bat aficionado and overall, the Orioles brought the magic time and time again.
The Orioles will face the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 8:08 p.m. EDT (TBS).