Looking at the stats from the nine games these two clubs played against each other during the regular season, some surprising numbers stand out.
Here are nine key sets of stats to know going into the ALCS...
In nine head-to-head matchups this season, the Tigers won six games.
Four of the wins came at Comerica Park in Detroit, and two at Rangers Ballpark.
While the Texas Rangers are favored to reach the World Series for the second consecutive year, the Detroit Tigers are on a special run—and if there's anything we've learned from the last two postseasons, it's that the favorite should really be the underdog.
Given their statistical dominance over the Rangers in many categories during the regular season, along with their underdog mentality, the Tigers will pull off an upset in seven games, reaching the World Series for the first time since 2006.