Start times announced for ALCS Game 1 and Game 2, NLCS Game 1


We already know that the Royals and Orioles will meet in the ALCS and now we have some official start times.

MLB announced this afternoon that Game 1 of the ALCS, which will take place in Baltimore, will begin at 8:07 p.m. ET on Friday. Game 2 will be played on Saturday at 4:07 p.m. ET. All ALCS games will be broadcast on TBS.

We’re still waiting for a resolution with the Giants-Nationals and Cardinals-Dodgers, but we now know that Game 1 of the NLCS will take place Saturday night at 8:07 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FOX. It’s worth noting that Games 2-5 will be shown on FOX Sports 1. FOX would pick things back up if the series goes six games while FOX Sports 1 would broadcast a potential Game 7.

You can check out the full schedule here.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.