Sunday could be packed with Ravens day game, Orioles night game

Players celebrate in their clubhouse at Yankee Stadium after winning 5-2 to clinch a wild-card playoff berth. (Video by Eduardo A. Encina)

Let's assume that the Orioles continue to ride their hot streak in Toronto and beat the Blue Jays on Tuesday in the wild-card game.

They would then face the Rangers in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday and Friday in the first two games of the AL division series.


Saturday would be a travel day for both teams. Game 3 would be scheduled for Sunday at Camden Yards at 7:38 p.m., Major League Baseball announced Monday.

And the Ravens play the Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Having the game at night makes sense because it would give authorities time to clear the shared parking lots and roads before the Orioles play.

The first time the Ravens and Orioles both played at the downtown stadiums was Sept. 3, 1999, when the Ravens kicked off a preseason game at noon and the Orioles played at 7 that night.

The O's won the most recent series against Toronto but lost 10 of 19 meetings overall this season

With this schedule, MLB and the NFL avoid a problem in Baltimore. Remember the Ravens-Orioles conflict to start the Ravens' 2013 season and the Ravens had to travel to Denver for their opener despite winning the Super Bowl?

But before we worry about the potential traffic nightmare, the Orioles have to take care of business Tuesday night in Toronto.

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