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ALDS Schedule 2012: When and Where to Watch Every Game of Both Series

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ALDS Schedule 2012: When and Where to Watch Every Game of Both Series
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Coming off a scintillating end to the American League season that saw races go down to the very last game, the excitement for the ALDS has reached its saturation point.

Luckily for those baseball crazy fans, the matchups are just days away from happening and will all be televised for our viewing pleasure.

Though the New York Yankees do not know whether they will play the Baltimore Orioles or Texas Rangers, both sides present different challenges that could put the Bronx Bombers in trouble.

In the other matchup, the Oakland Athletics will look to continue their storybook season and knock out a Detroit Tigers squad loaded with talent. 

With both matchups full of storylines and big-named stars, you won't want to miss a minute of the action. For that reason, here's a look at when and where you can watch every game of the 2012 ALDS.

 

New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers/Baltimore Orioles

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The Yankees head into their World Series hunt not only unsure about which team they will be playing, but also with a ton of internal questions.

First and foremost, it's wholly unclear whether New York's starting rotation can hold up in a short series against either side.

Ace C.C. Sabathia is the Yankees' only consistently reliable starter, and even his 2012 season has been mired by frustrating injuries and bouts with ineffectiveness. Couple that with the fact he has a career 4.81 ERA in the postseason and there is plenty of reason to worry—especially considering the hit-or-miss habits on the remainder of the staff.

Nonetheless, the Yankees' deficiencies are not only limited to the pitching staff. The team's vaunted offense, which set a club record for home runs in 2012, has massive holes in the batting average category.

Of the players with 300 or more at-bats this season, only Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano have batting averages above .272. Granted, the team's overall .265 batting average ranked eighth in Major League Baseball this season, but it's apparent how reliant this team is on mashing the ball over the fence.

Regardless, until we see the kind of effects this one-game playoff has on the victor, you have to consider New York the favorite to advance to the ALCS.

 

Game 1

Where: Camden Yards/Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Baltimore, MD/Arlington, TX

When: Sunday, Oct. 7 at Time TBD

Watch: TBS/MLB Network

 

Game 2

Where: Camden Yards/Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Baltimore, MD/Arlington, TX

When: Monday, Oct. 8 at Time TBD

Watch: TBS

 

Game 3

Where: Yankees Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Time TBD

Watch: TBS/MLB Network

 

Game 4 (if necessary)

Where: Yankees Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.

When: Thursday, Oct. 11 at Time TBD

Watch: TBS

 

Game 5 (if necessary)

Where: Yankees Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.

When: Friday, Oct. 12 at Time TBD

Watch: TBS

 

Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics

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Though lacking somewhat in mainstream excitement, this ALDS matchup pits two of this season's most intriguing storylines against one another. 

For the Tigers, it all comes down to Triple Crown winner and MVP candidate Miguel Cabrera. The Detroit third baseman lifted his team down the stretch as the it came from behind to capture the AL Central from the Chicago White Sox.

Cabrera and Prince Fielder leading the offense and a pitching staff headlined by Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, the Tigers will present a huge problem for the Cinderella Athletics team.

Left for dead coming into June, Oakland went a league-best 57-27 from July 1 until the end of the season behind timely hitting and a well-rounded pitching staff. 

With very few household names adorning the roster, this could be an uphill battle for the Athletics. However, this season has taught us to never count out this scrappy bunch of youngsters. 

 

Game 1

Where: Comerica Park in Detroit, Mich.

When: Saturday Oct. 6 at 6:07 p.m. ET

Watch: TBS/MLB Network

 

Game 2

Where: Comerica Park in Detroit, Mich.

When: Sunday, Oct. 7 at Time TBD

Watch: TBS/MLB Network

 

Game 3

Where: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, CA

When: Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Time TBD

Watch: TBS

 

Game 4 (if necessary)

Where: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, CA

When: Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Time TBD

Watch: TBS/MLB Network

 

Game 5 (if necessary)

Where: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, CA

When: Thursday, Oct. 11 at Time TBD

Watch: TBS

 

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