The Detroit Tigers will open their home campaign against the New York Yankees on April 5.
Even though the Tigers swept the Yankees in the ALCS, the Yankees still had the best record in the AL in 2012 going 95-67. Luckily for the Tigers, the Yankees have several injuries that will impact them during the beginning of the season.
With players such as Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez out for a while, the Yankees will struggle for runs.
The Tigers' pitching looks to pick up where they left off in the ALCS and will shut down the Yankees' bats in a three-game sweep.
In the first game, Miguel Cabrera will hit a two-run home run and Prince Fielder will add an RBI double. The Tigers will end up winning 4-1.
In the second game, Prince Fielder will hit a grand slam in the seventh inning and the Tigers will win again, 6-0.
In the final game, Rick Porcello will pitch six innings, allowing no runs on three hits. Phil Coke will pick up his first save of the season in the third game by having a 1-2-3 ninth inning. The Tigers will win 2-0, completing the series sweep.
The Tigers' pitching will only allow one run and Prince Fielder will have five runs batted in during the three-game series.
April 5: 4-1 Tigers win
April 6: 6-0 Tigers win
April 7: 2-0 Tigers win
Tigers record (5-1)