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.