Times announced for ALCS, Britton leaves team for birth of son

Major League Baseball has announced the starting times for the first two games of the American League Championship Series at Camden Yards, and the Orioles will be subjected to another day game.

Not that the earlier hours were an issue in the Division Series.

Game 1 between the Orioles and Royals is scheduled for Friday at 8:07 p.m. Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday at 4:07 p.m., followed by Game 1 of the NLCS at 8:07 p.m.

Times for the rest of the series, which moves to Kansas City on Monday, are TBA.

TBS will telecast the entire ALCS.

Also, closer Zach Britton left the team today and is headed to Burbank, Calif., for the birth of his son. His wife, Courtney, will be induced tonight, according to a team official.

Britton is expected to return on Wednesday, giving him plenty of time to prepare for Game 1.

The original plan called for Zander Lee Britton to arrive on Thursday, but doctors will induce labor tonight.

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