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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tigers look to dig out of 0-2 hole in series vs. San Francisco.
The Detroit Tigers took a beating this week in San Francisco, and are looking to dig themselves out of a hole back home Saturday in Detroit for Game 3 of the World Series, beginning at 8:07 p.m. World Series records: The Tigers won titles in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. The Giants franchise -- in New York and San Francisco -- won titles in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954 and 2010. Starting pitchers: Anibal Sanchez (9-13, 3.86 ERA regular season; 1-1, 1.35 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Ryan Vogelsong, (14-9, 3.37 ERA regular season; 2-0, 1.42 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 8:07 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tigers gear flies off store shelves, outsells World Series opponent's wares.
The Detroit Tigers return home this weekend for Game 3 of the World Series down 0-2 against the San Francisco Giants, but the team's merchandise sales continue to ride a hot streak. The Tigers are No. 2 in Major League Baseball in merchandise sales, behind the New York Yankees, whom the Tigers swept in the American League Championship Series, and just ahead of the Giants, according to the Detroit News. The sales give the Tigers an 11 percent market share of MLB merchandise sales, compared with the Yankees' 33 percent and the Giants' 7 percent, the report said. Employees at Fanatic U say the biggest sellers amongst Tigers merch has been the locker room T-shirts players sported after winning the ALCS, and the official playoff hoodies worn …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Detroit Tigers are in San Francisco today for Game 2 of the World Series. Here's where you can follow the game when it starts at 8:07 p.m.
The Detroit Tigers' quest for a World Series title resumes Thursday in San Francisco with Game 2. The Giants lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. Starting pitchers: Doug Fister, (10-10, 3.45 ERA regular season; 0-0, 1.35 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Madison Bumgarner, (16-11, 3.37 ERA regular season; 0-2, 11.25 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 7:30 p.m., with opening pitch scheduled for 8:07 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a free audio stream. Subscribers to MLB.TV's Postseason Package can watch a delayed broadcast beginning 90 minutes after its conclusion (only international viewers can watch it live, due to Fox's broadcast rights), or can stream the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Looking for tickets to the World Series? Watch ticket trends before buying.
Tigers mania has reached a fever pitch in Metro Detroit as the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants do battle in the World Series. Fans eager to be a part of the live action, however, might have to dip deep into their savings when buying tickets. According to Crain's Detroit Business, the average ticket price for Games 3, 4 and 5 at Comerica Park are about $730. But, Crain's reports, the prices have plummeted in the past week and a half: On ticket reseller StubHub.com, the cheapest tickets during the homestand are $375 for a single standing-room-only spot for Game 3 or Game 5. Those looking to be able to sit down during the game, however, will have to pay upwards of $400 for bleacher seats, or $500 for reserved seats. On Craigslist, …
The Detroit Tigers are in San Francisco Wednesday for Game 1 of the World Series. Here's where you can follow the game when it starts at 8:07 p.m.
The Detroit Tigers' postseason journey continues Wednesday in San Francisco with Game 1 of the World Series, beginning at 8:07 p.m. World Series records: The Tigers won titles in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. The Giants franchise -- in New York and San Francisco -- won titles in 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933, 1954 and 2010. Starting pitchers: 2011 American League Cy Young winner and MVP Justin Verlander, (17-6, 2.64 ERA regular season; 3-0, 0.74 ERA postseason), vs. Giants' Barry Zito, (15-8, 4.15 ERA regular season; 1-0, 1.74 ERA postseason) TV: WJBK-TV (Fox 2), starting at 8 p.m., with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) will carry the radio broadcast live. Online: ESPN Radio will offer a free audio stream. …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Tigers last played in the World Series in 2006 and took the title in 1984.
The Detroit Tigers are headed to the World Series for the first time since 2006, seeking their first championship since 1984. The Tigers swept the New York Yankees on Thursday in a 8-1 Game 4 win in the teams' best-of-seven American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series. Game 4 originally was scheduled for Wednesday night, but threats of inclement weather postponed the start time until 4:07 p.m. Thursday. The World Series begins Oct. 24 in a best-of-seven series against the winner of the National League Championship Series, currently under way between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. The National League team will have home-field advantage in the series because the American League lost the 2012 MLB All…