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Boston sports TV listings, Oct. 12: Deciding games in MLB playoffs, preseason NBA highlight Friday's schedule

Friday's television schedule in the Boston area features American League East division rivals squaring off in a decisive Game 5 in the AL Division series after the Baltimore Orioles defeated the New York Yankees in Game 4, 2-1, in 13 innings on Thursday night.

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Other notable highlights to follow, but the entire sporting schedule in the Boston area can be viewed here.

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Major League Baseball.

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The Orioles and Yankees get Game 5 underway at Yankee Stadium with first pitch, airing on TBS, coming at 5:07 p.m. ET. Baltimore's Jason Hammel (0-0, 3.18 ERA in the postseason) faces New York's ace CC Sabathia (1-0, 2.08 ERA in the postseason). The last three games of the series have been decided by one run.

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In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals will decide their Division series in the nation's capital. First pitch on TBS is scheduled for 8:37 p.m. ET, as St. Louis sends Adam Wainwright (0-0, 1.59 ERA in the playoffs) to the hill to go against the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez (0-0, 3.60 ERA in the playoffs) for the right to face the San Francisco Giants in the NL Championship series.

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Preseason NBA Basketball.

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Before the Celtics host the Knicks on Saturday night, Eastern Conference foes meet when the Detroit Pistons head to Toronto to face the Raptors on Friday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET and can be seen on NBATV.

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Following the Pistons/Raptors, the Phoenix Suns host the Portland Trail Blazers at 10 p.m. ET on NBATV.