Tigers-White Sox moved to Sunday night
For the second straight year, the Tigers and White Sox will play a Sunday night game at Comerica Park on Labor Day weekend. ESPN made the move official today, selecting the game for its national broadcast and shifting the game from what had been a 1:05pm ET start.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 with an 8:06pm first pitch. It’ll be the second Sunday night game this season for the Tigers, who beat the Reds under the lights in June with a crazy eighth-inning comeback off Aroldis Chapman.
Of course, you’ll remember last year’s Tigers-White Sox matchup on Sunday night as the 18-2 rout that featured a five-run fourth inning and the seven-run sixth, completing a series sweep that pretty much sent them on their way to the AL Central title. If you include a win in Chicago in 2010, then the Tigers have beaten the White Sox on Sunday night in back-to-back Septembers.
Also like last year, the Tigers will have to bounce back quickly from a Sunday night game against the White Sox to a Labor Day matinee against the Indians. Unlike last year, though, the Tigers won’t have to travel to Cleveland for it, instead welcoming the Tribe to Detroit. The White Sox, meanwhile, return home to Chicago for a Labor Day evening affair with the Twins as part of a 10-game homestand.
Still unresolved is the game time for the following Sunday’s Tigers game against the Angels in Anaheim. That’s still listed as TBA, and ESPN hasn’t selected its Sunday night game for that weekend. That’ll be of particular interest to the Tigers, who have to fly to Chicago after that for a four-game series against the White Sox beginning Monday night.