Potential Wild Card/ALDS tickets go on sale Thursday

The Tigers have a two-game deficit to erase over the next 3 1/2 weeks, something even this week’s four-game series with the White Sox might not determine with any confidence (hey, look, here comes Cleveland on the schedule again). However, in any case, the time to get in on postseason tickets is about to start.

The Tigers announced that they’ll put individual game tickets for potential AL Wild Card and Division Series games on sale Thursday morning at 10am ET. Like last year, you can’t buy them in person. They’ll be available online at tigers.com and by phone at 866-66-TIGER. Individuals will be limited to buying four tickets per game.

At this point, the Tigers have a far better chance to win the AL Central (they’re two games behind the White Sox) than they are to capture a Wild Card spot (they’re 4 1/2 games back on that, with the Angels and Rays both closer than they are, and six games behind the A’s for the top Wild Card spot that would earn them home-field advantage for the game). Still, stranger things have happened.

Though there’s still a slight chance they could overtake the AL East combatants (Yankees/Orioles) to earn the AL’s second seed, it’s looking much more likely that the Tigers would have the third seed if they won the Central. If that ends up being the case, the schedule would have them hosting Games 1 and 2 of the ALDS on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7. Remember, this year’s postseason schedule calls for the worse-seeded team to host the first two games before the higher-seeded team hosts the rest of the best-of-5 series. For what it’s worth, the Lions have their bye week that weekend.

More details (including the refund/credit policy) are available at tigers.com/postseason.


Optimism abounds.

Tonight’s lineup: Jackson 8, Raburn 7, Cabrera 5, Fielder 3, Young dh, Peralta 6, Garcia 9, Infante 4, Laird 2. Porcello is starting.

No Dunn. Youkilis back for ChiSox

They must think that I am crazy……….wouldn’t give them a penny for playoff tickets.

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