Despite rain, ALCS Game 1 starts on time, kind of


It was looking questionable as Baltimore was peppered with rain during the afternoon and early evening, but it has let up just in time for Game 1 of the ALCS between the Royals and Orioles to start as scheduled. Well, there was a brief delay just before the first pitch as the lights atop the TBS booth behind the bullpen in the outfield were not turned off. But other than that!

Orioles starter Chris Tillman is on the hill in the top half of the first inning. He’ll oppose Royals starter “Big Game” James Shields. Their outings were up in the air earlier when it was unknown exactly how the rain would affect the field, given potential delays as neither team wanted to waste their #1 starter unnecessarily.

Stick around as we’ll provide updates on the game throughout the evening.