Tigers to face Oakland in ALDS

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Even though the Tigers ended the regular season on a sour note, they now know who they will play when the American League Division Series begins on Friday.

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Even though the Tigers ended the regular season on a sour note, they now know who they will play when the American League Division Series begins on Friday.

The Tigers stumbled into the postseason as Miami's Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter against them.

Now Detroit will travel to Oakland to face the Athletics on Friday.

The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers are set for a one-game tiebreaker to see which team advances to the AL wild-card playoff.

The Rays and Rangers both won Sunday and ended up even. They'll meet Monday night in Texas, with the winner earning the second wild-card spot and playing at Cleveland on Wednesday night.

Cleveland won its 10th in a row and clinched its first playoff berth since 2007. Ubaldo Jimenez struck out 13 as the Indians beat Minnesota 5-1 to win the top wild-card slot.

Cincinnati plays at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night in the NL wild-card playoff.

In the best-of-five division series, the Los Angeles Dodgers start at Atlanta and the NL wild-card winner is at St. Louis. In the AL, Detroit opens at Oakland and the wild card visits Boston.

Below is a rundown of the entire Division Series schedule.

All Times EDT
WILD CARD
Both games televised by TBS
Tuesday, Oct. 1: NL: Cincinnati (Cueto 5-2) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 16-8), 8:07 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 2: AL: Tampa Bay-Texas winner at Cleveland, 8:07 p.m.

DIVISION SERIES
(Best-of-5; x-if necessary)
American League
Boston vs. Cleveland-Tampa Bay-Texas winner
Friday, Oct. 4: Cleveland-Tampa Bay-Texas winner at Boston

Saturday, Oct. 5: Cleveland-Tampa Bay-Texas winner at Boston

Monday, Oct. 7: Boston at Cleveland-Tampa Bay-Texas winner

x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Boston at Cleveland-Tampa Bay-Texas winner

x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Cleveland-Tampa Bay-Texas winner at Boston

Oakland vs. Detroit
Friday, Oct. 4: Detroit at Oakland

Saturday, Oct. 5: Detroit at Oakland

Monday, Oct. 7: Oakland at Detroit

x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Oakland at Detroit

x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit at Oakland

National League
St. Louis vs. Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner
Thursday, Oct. 3: Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner at St. Louis

Friday, Oct. 4: Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner at St. Louis

Sunday, Oct. 6: St. Louis at Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner

x-Monday, Oct. 7: St. Louis at Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner

x-Wednesday Oct. 9: Cincinnati-Pittsburgh winner at St. Louis

Atlanta vs. Los Angeles
Thursday, Oct. 3: Los Angeles at Atlanta

Friday, Oct. 4: Los Angeles at Atlanta

Sunday, Oct. 6: Atlanta at Los Angeles

x-Monday, Oct. 7: Atlanta at Los Angeles

x-Wednesday Oct. 9: Los Angeles at Atlanta


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