Oct 14, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) talks to the media during practice the day before game three of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. The Tigers will need him to play the role of stopper, a role he has successfully played his entire career. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

ALCS Game 3 Detroit Tigers V Boston Red Sox Preview, Start Time, TV Radio

The Detroit Tigers will send Justin Verlander to the mound in an attempt to regain the ALCS series lead.  In Verlander’s last outing he blanked Athletics in a decisive Game 5.  Now Verlander will have to play the role of stopper to keep the Tigers from getting behind to the Red Sox.

The stopper is a role the Verlander is very comfortable with. Over the 2012 and 2013 seasons 12 of Verlander’s 30 wins came after a Tigers loss.  The Tigers will look for him to do that again after the 8th innings debacle in Game 2.

Despite struggling this postseason, Austin Jackson is still leading off for the Tigers. Jackson did have a single in Game 2 but overall has struggled mightily this postseason striking out a whopping 16 times in 30 at-bats.  Not acceptable really when coming from your lead-off hitter.

Struggles aside Manager Jim Leyland will stick with his veterans, as he has throughout the season. Whether you agree of disagree it seems to have worked so far.

ALCS Game 3 Detroit Tigers V Boston Red Sox Game Information

  • Where: Comerica Park, Detroit
  • Start Time: 4:00 pm
  • TV: Fox Sports Detroit
  • Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

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