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Posted on October 5, 2012 in Sports News - Yooper & Michigan.

The Detroit Tigers begin postseason play tomorrow evening as they host the Oakland A’s in Game One of their American League Division Series in Detroit. First pitch is set for 6:07 p.m.

Justin Verlander gets the start for Detroit, and 1968 World Series hero Mickey Lolich will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

In the new playoff format, the Tigers and A’s will play games one and two in Detroit tomorrow and Sunday, then the series will switch to Oakland for game three on Tuesday and, if needed, games four and five on Wednesday and Thursday.

The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves meet in tonight’s National League Wild Card game at Turner Field.

It’s a one-game playoff as part of Major League Baseball’s new postseason format. The winner will advance to take on the NL East champion Washington Nationals in the best-of-five National League Division Series.

The Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers will clash tonight in the American League Wild Card game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The winner will face the New York Yankees in the best-of-five AL series..


By: Mike Plourde  for Great Lakes Radio Sports

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