Saturday night's Rangers/Tigers game was the 20th played this postseason. It was the ninth decided by one run -- an extremely high ratio. This tells you, among other things, how evenly matched the teams in these playoffs appear to be. We could be looking at two championship series that both go seven games. That would be refreshing; in 2004, both LCS went seven games. Since then, in the 12 LCS from 2005-2010, only three -- Mets/Cardinals in 2006, Red Sox/Indians in 2007 and Red Sox/Rays in 2008 -- have gone the distance. And no World Series has had a seventh game since 2002.
The close games are good for baseball. The rain, not so much. Saturday night's game, including the rain delays, lasted five hours from start to finish. And guess what? It might rain there again tonight.
More on tonight's games after the jump.
Game time for Rangers/Tigers: 6:45 pm CDT. TV: Fox. Announcers: Joe Buck and Terry Francona. Francona, given his almost complete lack of broadcasting experience, did a pretty good job in Game 1. Maybe they should just keep him there.
MLB.com Gameday for NLCS Game 1
MLB.com Gameday for ALCS Game 2
SB Nation game preview for NLCS Game 1
SB Nation game preview for ALCS Game 2
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.