The Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees will battle it out in their winner takes all Game 5 on Friday afternoon. The Orioles claimed a dramatic win in the 13th inning on Thursday night to level this exciting series at 2-2. Game 5 will start at 5 p.m. ET can can be watched online through live stream via one of the packages listed below.
There has been barely anything to separate these two teams in any of the first four games of their American League Division Series, and the series has gone back and forth in this seesaw battle. But something will have to give way tonight with only one team progressing in the postseason calendar, and the other facing heartbreaking elimination.
Both teams will be going all out to win this one and will likely be sending out their best arms; Jason Hammel for Baltimore, and C.C. Sabathia for the Yankees.
The Yankees will be hoping that Ichiro Suzuko can come good at the most important time, having had a fairly lame ALDS. When Suzuki was traded to the Yankees early in the summer they would have expected more than a .200 batting average and a .200 on-base percentage. Although he performed well during the regular season, he has yet to strike fire in the postseason - if he can finally come good tonight he could make the difference in this tightly contested series.
Curtis Granderson is another player the Yankees will be looking to, to potentially come good and make the difference tonight. He had a .319 OBP in the regular season and had an impressive 43 home runs. However, in the postseason he has recorded just a .063 BA and .118 OBP in 16 at-bats. If he has been saving some of what we've seen during the regular season, now would be the time to use it.
Today's Game 5 between the Orioles and the Yankees starts at 5.07 p.m. and MLB.com and TBS are both offering packages to watch the MLB Playoffs online.
On MLB.tv a postseason package is available for just $24.99, and that includes live streaming, HD quality video, in-game stats and highlights and more. Sign up by clicking here.
TBS is also offering coverage through MLB.com on "TBS Hot Corner."
MLB.com has described:
"This year's media player allows fans more interactivity as they'll be able to choose between a Backstop Cam, Pitcher Cam, Dugout Cam and Batter Cam.
"With this year's Live Game Streaming application, fans will have the option to switch between live games, interact with other fans around the country in live chat rooms and vote in live polls. An on-site reporter will bring fans live reports and exclusive interviews throughout the game as well.
"The Hot Corner also offers exclusive on-demand postseason content featuring on-field postgame reactions from players and managers, sit-down player interviews, original postseason-themed music videos featuring rock 'n' roll legends Bon Jovi and a behind-the-scenes look into players' pregame and off-day routines."