Major League Baseball announced the postseason umpiring crews for the Championship Series.
For the American League Championship Series with the Red Sox and Astros it will be crew chief Joe West along with Vic Carapazza, Mark Carlson, Chris Guccione, James Hoye and regular season crew chief Mark Wegner. Guccione, Hoye and Wegner were part of the crew for this year’s National League Wild Card Game.
Regular season crew chief Bill Miller will be the ALCS Replay Official in New York for Games 1 and 2 then will swap positions with field umpire Hoye.
West’s 40 years in blue is the longest ever by a major league umpire. His 123 career postseason games ranks second only to Umpire Gerry Davis, who has officiated 143 games in the postseason and will be crew chief for this year’s National League Championship Series.
West was behind the plate for Red Sox Clay Buchholz’ September 1, 2007 no-hitter, in which he became just the third pitcher since 1900 to throw a no-hitter in his first or second career Major League start.
When the series moves to Texas, ALCS Game 3 will start Tuesday, October 16, at 5:09 ET/2:09 PT and Game 4 will starts Wednesday, October 17, at 8:39 ET/5:39 PT.
Game 5 in Houston, if needed, will start on Thursday, October 18, at 8:09 ET/5:09 PT.
If the series continues, Game 6 will be at Fenway Park on Saturday, October 20, at 5:09 ET/2:09 ET, unless the NLCS is done, in which case the Red Sox will play at 8:09 ET/5:09 PT.
Game 7 is set to begin Sunday, October 21, at 7:39 ET/4:39 PT, if necessary.
All games will be broadcast on TBS. If you’ll be away from your TV, live streaming coverage of all postseason games airing on TBS will be available through the Watch TBS app. Just download the app and use it to sign into your home broadcast provider.
The World Series starts on Tuesday, October 23.