Game One - Saturday, October 13 - Detroit at New York, 8:07 p.m.
Game Two - Sunday, October 14 - Detroit at New York, 4:07 p.m.
Game Three - Tuesday, October 16 - New York at Detroit, 8:07 p.m.
Game Four - Wednesday, October 17 - New York at Detroit, 8:07 p.m.
*Game Five - Thursday, October 18 - New York at Detroit, 4:07 p.m.
*Game Six - Saturday, October 20 - Detroit at New York, 8:07 p.m.
*Game Seven - Sunday, October 21 - Detroit at New York, 8:15 p.m.
This is the most intriguing AL Championship Series in years. It has been a long time since we’ve
seen two teams hitting their peak at the exact same time. When you look at the Tigers, it wasn’t
long ago that they were written off and considered the biggest disappointment in the league. Today,
they’re on fire. With an offense that scores consistently and the best pitcher in the Majors, this
shouldn’t be a complete surprise. When you look at the Tigers as a whole, they don’t have any
The Yankees are peaking for a very different reason. Joe Girardi had the guts to bench the $210-
million-dollar man. Yes, this pertains to Alex Rodriguez, otherwise known as A-Rod. It’s amazing
that when he first came to New York, he wanted to take over the town. In other words, he wanted
to take the team leadership role from Derek Jeter. It was even mentioned that he could play
shortstop back then. Today, A-Rod no longer takes steroids, and he has fallen from grace. Even
Donald Trump tweeted that he needed to be moved down in the lineup. A-Rod simply doesn’t hit
well. There are enormous holes in his swing. He has failed to come through on many occasions.
Therefore, Girardi made the decision to bench him at the right times. This is essentially like
removing an out from the lineup. That makes a strong Yankees lineup even stronger.
Between these two mammoth teams, something has to give. In the end, Verlander will outpitch
Sabathia in the most important game of the season, and the Tigers will win the series in an
exciting seven games.
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