World Series 2012 Schedule: When and Where to Watch This Year's Fall Classic

Ethan GrantAnalyst IOctober 19, 2012

Oct 18, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder celebrates in the clubhouse after game four of the 2012 ALCS against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park.   The Tigers won 8-1 to sweep the series and advance to the World Series. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers have already punched their ticket into deep October baseball, after they swept the New York Yankees in the 2012 ALCS.

While we wait for the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants to wrap up the NLCS, St. Louis can close out San Francisco tonight at 8 p.m. ET at the new Busch Stadium.

Major League Baseball has released the schedule for this year's fall classic, and it's going to take a Game 7 to get us to November this season.

After the National League wrapped up home field advantage for the third straight year, the Tigers will be on the road for the first two games of the series, return home for the middle three, and then head back to either San Francisco or St. Louis, should those games be necessary.

Here's a look at the schedule of events for the World Series, as the Tigers look to take down the NL champion with their big three of Justin Verlander, triple-crown winner Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder.


World Series Game Schedule

Game # Date Matchup/Location TV Time
1 Oct. 24 Detroit at NL Champion FOX TBA
2 Oct. 25 Detroit at NL Champion FOX TBA
3 Oct. 27 NL Champion at Detroit (Comerica Park) FOX TBA
4 Oct. 28 NL Champion at Detroit (Comerica Park) FOX TBA
5 (if necessary) Oct.29 NL Champion at Detroit (Comerica Park) FOX TBA
6 (if necessary) Oct.31 Detroit at NL Champion FOX TBA
7 (if necessary) Nov. 1 Detroit at NL Champion FOX TBA


Key Storylines for Detroit

Justin Verlander and the rest of the Detroit pitching staff made the Yankees look silly during the ALCS, but you can bet the NL will have more patience and a more potent lineup.

Should the Cardinals return to the postseason for the second consecutive season, they'll officially rid themselves of the Albert Pujols name, while proving youngsters like John Jay and David Freese are the real deal.

San Francisco certainly has an outside shot, but their pitching staff hasn't performed to the level of expectation many thought when the playoffs started.

Detroit looks to add another title to their trophy case, and the first in what could be a nice run for this group. They certainly have the talent on the roster to at least warrant discussion of a dynasty, but that talk will be on hold until they are able to accomplish the ultimate goal.