TD Ameritrade Park Omaha to host Kansas City Royals & Detroit Tigers tonight

The Kansas City Royals will face the Detroit Tigers this evening at 7:05 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on the eve of the College World Series. 

The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.  The Omaha game is part of a recent trend of playing Major League Baseball games in non-traditional venues.  In 2016, a regular season game was played at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  MLB has twice played games in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series.  International games have been played in Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico, an unincorporated United States territory.  A game in London is on the docket for 2020.  TD Ameritrade Park seats about 24,000 fans and will be MLB-ready.  In last night’s contest, Brandon Dixon broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly that sent the Tigers past the Royals, 3-2.  Miguel Cabrera also had a sacrifice fly for Detroit, and Ronny Rodriguez hit an RBI double.  Jorge Soler drove in both Kansas City runs but flied out with a runner on to end the game.  The Tigers are now 25-39 on the season while the Royals drop to 21-46.  This evening’s game can be heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM at 6:30.

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