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MLB Division Series, Day 5: All Four Series In Action Tuesday

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Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against the New York Yankees during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 3, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against the New York Yankees during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 3, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Three of these four series could end today, if the Rangers, Tigers and Brewers win their games. The fourth series is tied at one game each.

Justin Verlander showed why he's being considered for AL MVP this year; after a shaky start he dominated the Yankees, even though he wound up giving up four runs, and Jose Valverde continued his perfect save season (a similar year to the season Brad Lidge had in 2008, when he helped lead the Phillies to the world championship). And the Yankees must start A.J. Burnett today, something that strikes fear into most Yankee fans.

There have been only two division series that have gone the full five-game length since 2003: Braves/Astros in 2004 and Rangers/Rays in 2010. And no team has come back from a 2-0 deficit since the Red Sox over the A's in 2003. So you can see that the Diamondbacks are faced with a very difficult task.

The action starts at 1 p.m. CDT. Full info after the jump.

All games on TBS unless otherwise noted.

1 pm CDT for Rangers/Rays. Rangers lead series 2-1. Don Orsillo (play-by-play) and Buck Martinez (analyst) will call the action with Jaime Maggio as a reporter.

4 pm CDT for Cardinals/Phillies. Series tied 1-1. Dick Stockton (play-by-play) will call the game alongside Bob Brenly (analyst) with Craig Sager as a reporter.

7:30 pm CDT for Yankees/Tigers. Tigers lead series 2-1. Brian Anderson (play-by-play) will call the game alongside Ron Darling (analyst) and John Smoltz (analyst) with Tom Verducci as a reporter.

8:30 pm CDT for Diamondbacks/Brewers. Brewers lead series 2-0. Victor Rojas (play-by-play) and Joe Simpson (analyst) will call the action with Sam Ryan as a reporter. This game is on TNT.

MLB.com Gameday for Rangers/Rays

MLB.com Gameday for Cardinals/Phillies

MLB.com Gameday for Yankees/Tigers

MLB.com Gameday for Diamondbacks/Brewers

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Rangers/Rays

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Cardinals/Phillies

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Yankees/Tigers

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Diamondbacks/Brewers

SB Nation game preview for Rangers/Rays

SB Nation game preview for Cardinals/Phillies

SB Nation game preview for Yankees/Tigers

SB Nation game preview for Diamondbacks/Brewers

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

Discuss amongst yourselves.