1st MLB game in Nebraska tonight in Omaha
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Tigers-Royals game scheduled for tonight in Omaha, Neb.
What is the significance of this game?
This is the first MLB game played in the state of Nebraska.
When is game time?
First pitch is scheduled for 7:08 p.m. CT.
Where is it played?
TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, where the College World Series has been played since 2011.
Where can I find ticket information?
What is seating capacity?
There are 24,500 seats, plus some standing-room-only tickets.
Will the game be broadcast?
ESPN will do the telecast and Royals Radio Network will have the game on radio.
Which side will be the home dugout?
The Royals are the home team and the third-base side will have the home dugout.
When will batting practice start?
The Royals will take BP at 4:25 p.m. CT, followed by the Tigers.
What are the pitching matchups?
Right-hander Homer Bailey (4-6, 5.90 ERA) will pitch for the Royals, and left-hander Matthew Boyd (5-4, 3.08 ERA) starts for the Tigers.
Do any of the players have history in Omaha?
Quite a few, actually. Most notably, Royals star Whit Merrifield's walk-off hit delivered South Carolina its first national championship in 2010. And teammate Alex Gordon grew up in Nebraska and starred for the Cornhuskers in college.