Baseball playoffs 2011 begin with AL divisional games Friday
Baseball playoffs: The Rays and Rangers get the 2011 MLB postseason under way Friday afternoon in Texas, followed by the Yankees and Tigers. The National League playoffs start on Saturday.
Friday is the start of Major League Baseball's 'second season' - the playoffs.
A pair of left-handers will start in Game 1 for Rays and Rangers. Tampa Bay rookie pitcher Matt Moore will start for the Rays, while C.J. Wilson gets the ball for Texas. Game time is scheduled for 5:07 p.m. ET.
The Tiger right-hander had the best pitching record in the major leagues this season, 24 wins versus five losses. New York counters with the towering C.C. Sabathia, who was 19-8 this year. Game 1 of the Yankees-Tigers series is scheduled to start at 8:37 p.m. ET.
Both games will be televised by TBS.
On Saturday, the National League gets started in the afternoon while the AL continues at night.