The Baltimore Orioles play host to the Kansas Royals tonight in the opening game of a best-of-seven game American League Championship Series.

The first two games will be played in Baltimore, before moving to Kansas City for games three and four, as well as game five, if necessary. Games six and seven, if necessary, would be played in Baltimore.

James Shields will get the start for the Royals, while the Orioles will counter with Chris Tillman.

First-pitch is scheduled for 7:07 (central time).

Below, some of the Royals, including Billy Butler, Eric Hosmer, James Shields talk about team chemistry and their preparation for the ALCS:

Below, some of the Orioles, including Steve Pearce, J.J. Hardy, Zach Britton, and Chris Tillman preview the series:

Below, Dan Plesac and Mark DeRosa of the MLB Network, discuss the keys to Game 1 of the ALCS: