ALDS Game 5: Tigers at Yankees, 7 pm CT

Russell Martin of the New York Yankees slides in to home plate safe ahead of the tag of Alex Avila of the Detroit Tigers in the third inning of Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

There's just one game tonight. Naturally, it involves the Yankees. Conspiracy? To get a New York team an exclusive, the only game in this entire division series round that starts exactly at the beginning of East Coast prime time?

No. Couldn't be. Could it?

Actually, this has been a fun series to watch, what with a suspended game, some fine pitching from Justin Verlander and amazing defense by Curtis Granderson. The teams, who had originally hoped to use their aces (Verlander and CC Sabathia) in Game 5, instead have to settle for Doug Fister and Ivan Nova.

So be it. Here's something I wrote for Baseball Nation on winner-take-all games in the postseason, and how many have been won by home teams and visiting teams. The answer might surprise you.

More info after the jump.

7 pm CDT for Yankees/Tigers. Series tied 2-2. Brian Anderson (play-by-play) will call the game alongside Ron Darling (analyst) and John Smoltz (analyst) with Tom Verducci as a reporter. There's a pregame show that starts at 6:30 pm CDT.

MLB.com Gameday for Yankees/Tigers

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Yankees/Tigers

SB Nation game preview for Yankees/Tigers

This is the only thread I'm posting for today's game. If you need overflows due to extra innings or rain delays, post them in the fanshot section.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

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