Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

ALDS Game 1: Tigers Beat A's 3-1, Lead Series 1-0

The Tigers beat the A's 3-1 in Game 1 of the ALDS behind strong efforts from Justin Verlander, Joaquin Benoit, and Jose Valverde.

  • Live
10 Total Updates since October 3, 2012
  • Important 6
  • Updates 4
  • Articles 5
  • All Updates 10

ALDS Game 1 Preview: A's at Tigers, 6 p.m.

Justin Verlander will face off against rookie sensation Jarrod Parker in Game 1 of the ALDS tonight at Comerica Park.

Continue

Weigh in on the TIgers' ALDS rotation

The Tigers announced their American League Division Series rotation schedule this morning. No real surprises appeared.

Game 1: Justin Verlander

Game 2: Doug Fister

Game 3: Anibal Sanchez

Game 4*: Max Scherzer

Game 5*: Justin Verlander

*if necessary

To me, there's no real surprises here. You knew Verlander would get the ball in Game 1. Doug Fister has been one of Detroit's best starters when healthy, and he recently set an American League record for consecutive strikeouts (9).

Some may be surprised about the order of starters for the third and fourth games. I think what it comes down to is that Sanchez is healthy and Scherzer might benefit from a few days more of rest. Sanchez, since mid-August, has been a productive member of the rotation. He has allowed more than two runs just twice in his last eight starts, and he recently earned a shutout. Scherzer, meanwhile, needed to take some time after a reported deltoid issue, then hurt his ankle during the team's celebration for clinching the AL Central title. Sure, he started on Wednesday and appeared to do fine. But at this point, you just feel a bit more comfortable with Sanchez.

Continue

Tigers playoff roster: Who's left off?

Projecting the playoff roster is an inexact science. This one probably isn't 100 percent, either, but it should be pretty close.

Continue

Wild card, League Division Series playoff schedule

The regular season is over. 162 games are in the books. Twenty teams have been eliminated and ten teams continue playing baseball. Four of the surviving teams will play off in two "wild card showdowns", one game in each league, on Friday, October 5. Among those four teams are the participants of the 2011 World Series, the St Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers.

When the dust has settled after Friday's one game do or die showdowns, eight teams, four in each league, will begin the real playoffs, culminating in the World Series.

For the Detroit Tigers, the wild card showdowns on Friday have no impact. Detroit will host the amazing A's from Oakland, baseball's hottest team in the second half of the season, beginning Saturday, October 6, at Comerica park in Detroit. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced, but expect the Tigers to start Justin Verlander on Saturday. Games will be televised on TBS

Following is the official playoff schedule for the wild card and league division series games. Times have been announced for the wild card games on Friday, and for the opening games on Saturday, but times have not yet been announced for the remaining games. This schedule will be updated as information becomes available.

Friday, October 5, 2012:

5:00 PM St Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves

8:00 PM Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers

Saturday, October 6

6:00 PM Oakland A's at Detroit Tigers

9:00 PM Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants

Sunday, October 7

Oakland A's at Detroit Tigers

Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants

New York Yankees at Texas/ Baltimore

Washington Nationals at St Louis/ Atlanta

Monday, October 8

New York Yankees at Texas/ Baltimore

Washington Nationals at St Louis/ Atlanta

Tuesday, October 9

Detroit Tigers at Oakland A's

San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, October 10

Detroit Tigers at Oakland A's

San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds

Texas/ Baltimore at New York

St Louis/ Atlanta at Washington

Thursday, October 11

Detroit Tigers at Oakland A's

San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds

Texas/ Baltimore at New York

St Louis/ Atlanta at Washington

Friday, October 12

Texas/ Baltimore at New York

St Louis/ Atlanta at Washington

Saturday, October 13

American League Championship Series

Sunday October 14

American League Championship Series

National League Championship Series

Continue

Playoff scenarios after A's claim west title

With the Oakland A's claiming the American League's west division crown by defeating the Texas Rangers, the playoff picture became a little clearer. Here are the scenarios.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bless You Boys

You must be a member of Bless You Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bless You Boys. You should read them.

Join Bless You Boys

You must be a member of Bless You Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bless You Boys. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker