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
|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.