The Tigers begin their quest for a World Series title with their season-opening game today against the Twins at 4 p.m. Follow all the action here with live updates throughout the game by Tony Paul of The Detroit News.
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The Tigers put up a fight tonight, something they didn’t do in the first three games. But in the end, it just wasn’t enough. The San Francisco Giants were just the better team.
After losing two games in San Francisco, the Tigers are home facing a couple of certainties, one of which is this: If it somehow turns out that they stage a comeback and win the World Series, they’ll have to do so in San Francisco.
Clear the mind of last night’s debacle, and concentrate on tonight’s task. The Tigers hope starting pitcher Doug Fister will succeed against the hot-hitting Giants, who will counter with Madison Bumgarner on the mound. Follow along below for our live coverage.
Batter up! Tigers ace Justin Verlander will oppose San Francisco’s veteran left-hander Barry Zito in Game 1 of the World Series, beginning at 8:07 tonight. Our inning-by-inning blog follows.