There are some great storylines in tonight’s MLB Baseball AL Wild Card Playoff postseason game on TBS with a start time of 8:07pm EST. The Rays will be throwing the reigning Cy Young winner on the mound while the Rangers counter with a rookie. Texas will get one of their stars back after he sat out nearly half a season due to a banned substance violation. Whoever wins this one-game playoff and secures the second and final AL Wild Card spot, the other team will go home. Watch MLB Baseball AL Wild Card Playoff game free live online streaming on TBS instructions are below.
Rays starting pitcher David Price was the best pitcher in the AL last year and enjoyed another solid season in 2013. However, for whatever reason, Price has struggled mightily against the Rangers with an anemic 1-7 record and 5.57 era in his 11 career starts against them, including the playoffs. In his last start, against the Yankees, Price struck out eight in seven innings and gave up only a pair of runs.
Looking to give the Rays an offensive boost tonight is third baseman Evan Longoria. He comes into tonight’s Wild Card Playoff with two home runs, nine RBIs and a .360 batting average in his past six games. He is hot at the right time for the Rays, and will look to help carry his team into the next round with a victory tonight as we watch MLB Baseball AL Wild Card Playoff game free live online streaming on TBS.
Pitching opposite Price for the Rangers is rookie Martin Perez in what will be the biggest game of his career thus far. Perez posted a 10-5 record with a 3.55 ERA during the regular season, though finished by going 1-2 with a 4.13 ERA in his last four games. In his only appearance against the Rays less than a month ago, Perez gave up two solo home runs in over five innings of relief work.
The big story for Texas is the return of Nelson Cruz after he sat out 50 games for an illegial substance violation connected to the Biogenesis investigation by MLB. Cruz is a two-time All Star who had put up 27 home runs and 76 RBIS in only 108 games before the ban. During his Arizona instructional league play, he average more than an RBI per game and batted .333.
Tonight’s one-game playoff for the second and final AL Wild Card spot and first 2013 postseason baseball game is set to throw the first pitch at 8:07pm EST / 5:07pm PST with the game being television on TBS in high definition (HD). Cable subscribers with TBS included in their package can watch a free live online streaming on TBS online version of tonight’s Wild Card game here by signing in with their cable provider’s information. I predict the Rangers get the best of Price again and advance to face the Cleveland Indians in the next postseason round.