They’re partying like it’s 1985 in Kansas City, and for good reason: The Royals, who before this fall had the longest postseason drought in American pro sports, are a win away from their first World Series in 29 years.
Kansas City is set to take the field at 4 p.m. Eastern at a raucous Kauffman Stadium, seeking to finish a sweep of the A.L.-East champion Baltimore Orioles and an unbeaten run through the A.L. playoffs. Jason Vargas takes the mound for Kansas City, with Miguel Gonzalez going for Baltimore.
Here’s how to watch:
How to Watch on TV
TBS has the telecast, with Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling and Cal Ripken on the call and Matt Winer serving as the roving reporter.
The crew got off to a rough start in the Wild Card game, when it was widely criticized for sucking the life out of one of the most entertaining games in recent memory.
Casey Stern will host TBS’ studio coverage, with three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez and nine-time All-Star Gary Sheffield — rivals in their days with the Red Sox and Yankees, respectively — serving as studio analysts.
How to Watch Online
You can watch the game online for free at WatchTBS.com. You’ll need a cable provider log-in and password to watch the stream. Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about the streaming service.