It's been a combined 60 years since the Orioles (1983) and Royals (1985) each last reached the World Series, the longest combined drought of any ALCS matchup in history (previous record: 59 years combined for Indians and Mariners in 1995 ALCS).
But one of them will be there this year, after both clubs completed sweeps of their Division Series on Sunday. Despite both teams' success throughout the 1970s and early 80s - this is the Orioles' 9th ALCS appearance and the Royals' 7th - this will mark the first time they've ever faced one another in the Postseason.
Game One of the 2014 American League Championship Series between the host Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals has been scheduled for an 8:07 p.m. (ET) first pitch on Friday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Major League Baseball announced today.
Saturday's ALCS Game Two is set for a 4:07 p.m. (ET) start at Camden Yards. The National League Championship Series will open on FOX on Saturday, when Game One will be slated for an 8:07 p.m. (ET)/5:07 p.m. (PT) start, regardless of venue.
TBS will telecast the entire 2014 ALCS, in which the Orioles are seeking their first American League pennant since 1983 and the Royals are in pursuit of their first AL crown since 1985. In addition to ALCS coverage on TBS, FOX Sports and FOX Sports 1 will combine to air all NLCS games. ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2014 MLB Postseason games.
Ensuing start times for all LCS games will be announced when they are available, pending the results of the NL Division Series.
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