Game times released for the rest of the division series

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Major League Baseball just released the game times for the remainder of the division series. Here are your Thursday and Friday game times. Assume all of the “if necessaries” as applicable:

THURSDAY

  • NLDS Game 5, SF @ CIN: 1:07 p.m. (ET) TBS
  • NLDS Game 4, STL @ WSH: 4:07 p.m. (ET) TBS
  • ALDS Game 4, BAL @ NYY: 7:37 p.m. (ET) TBS
  • ALDS Game 5, DET @ OAK: 9:37 p.m. (ET) TNT

FRIDAY

  • ALDS Game 5, BAL @ NYY: 5:07 p.m. (ET) TBS
  • NLDS Game 5, STL @ WSH: 8:37 p.m. (ET) TBS

Notes: On Thursday, the Giants-Reds, Cardinals-Nats and Orioles-Yankees games each shift to one hour later if the Tigers-A’s series ends before then.  Also, the Orioles-Yankees game on Friday shifts to 7:07 PM on TBS if the Cards-Nats series ends on Thursday.

Word on the street was that the Nats-Cards games were going to be played at 3AM Eastern so as to not interfere with any Nats fans who have to work, but the ideas was discarded after much passionate debate.

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.