ALCS Schedule: When and Where to Watch Every Game of Yankees vs. Tigers

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistOctober 13, 2012

Oct 12, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher celebrates in the clubhouse after game five of the 2012 ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE
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After facing grueling five-game series against upset-minded opponents, both the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers look on the precipice of putting on a thrilling series as they battle for a spot in the World Series in the ALCS.

Luckily for fans that won't be able to attend games, the folks at TBS will have every pitch broadcast live for the insatiable baseball fans out there. 

As two teams with storied pasts and seemingly bright presents, the Tigers and Yankees should be a matchup that even the most casual fan will want to catch. 

With that in mind, here's a breakdown of both teams and a look at where and when you can watch all of what should be a fantastic series. 


New York Yankees

Coming into the postseason, most figured that the Yankees' pitching staff would be a major problem that could hinder the team's World Series hopes.

Little did those prognosticators know that the New York bats would be the ones to go radio silent and have the Bronx Bombers searching for answers heading into the ALCS.

Of the Yankees' regular starters, only Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira hit above .217 against the Orioles as the team's biggest offensive star was bench hero Raul Ibanez. 

Curtis Granderson seemingly found his stroke in Game 5 against the Orioles, but has looked lost for much of the second half. And, well, we all know of the atrocity that is Alex Rodriguez at this point. 

With CC Sabathia unavailable until Game 3, the bats will have to come back to life. Though Game 1 and 2 starters Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda pitched well in the Baltimore series, they will face an entirely different animal against the Tigers.

Luckily for the Bombers, the first two games are at home, where New York went an American League-best 51-30 at Yankee Stadium.

Nevertheless, the 2-3-2 format only helps New York if it can come out and win both games. Otherwise, the Yankees' back could be against the wall when the teams head to Detroit.


Detroit Tigers

While all eyes seem to be focused on the Yankees' struggles at the plate, the Tigers' stars had their own issues against the Athletics. 

AL Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera hit just .250 and only drove in one run against the vaunted Oakland staff, while first baseman Prince Fielder was worse, batting just .190 with a home run and 2 RBI. 

Those struggles cannot continue if Detroit hopes to have any shot at coming out victorious in the series—especially with Justin Verlander not being able to pitch until Game 3.

Without Verlander to carry a game in Yankee Stadium, it will be necessary to get at least one great outing from Doug Fister or Max Scherzer to secure a chance in the series. 

The Game 1 starter, Fister pitched relatively well in his only start against the Yankees this season, giving up just two runs over six innings.

Scherzer, on the other hand? Not so much. The flame-throwing righty went just 4.2 innings in his only start, allowing three runs on seven hits while walking a whopping seven New York hitters. 

With the Yankees lineup struggling, something will have to give early in the series.


ALCS Schedule

Game 1

Where: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.

When: Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. ET

Watch: TBS


Game 2

Where: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.

When: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. ET

Watch: TBS 


Game 3

Where: Comerica Park in Detroit

When: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. ET

Watch: TBS


Game 4

Where: Comerica Park in Detroit

When: Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. ET

Watch: TBS


Game 5 (if necessary)

Where: Comerica Park in Detroit

When: Thursday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. ET

Watch: TBS


Game 6 (if necessary)

Where: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. ET

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Game 7 (if necessary)

Where: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.

When: Sunday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET

Watch: TBS