Tigers have three Sunday night games in May
Some eyebrows were raised when the Tigers did not show up on ESPN’s early slate of Sunday night games. That changed drastically in May.
Detroit will be on Sunday Night Baseball three times in a four-week stretch, all of them 8pm ET starts. Only one of those games will be at Comerica Park, so those worried about changing weekend plans shouldn’t worry too much.
The stretch begins May 10, when the back end of the Royals-Tigers clash hits the national spotlight. ESPN passed on the May 3 meeting between the two teams in Kansas City, picking up Yankees-Red Sox instead. That made the rematch in Detroit make a lot more sense. The Tigers are off the next day and host the Twins after that, so it works out fine for them.
The Tigers are in St. Louis the next weekend, and the Cardinals have been a frequent Sunday night team for ESPN over the years. Thus, their May 17 series finale against the Cardinals made the list.
Detroit’s May 24 game against Houston remains a day game at Comerica Park. The next weekend, however, they’ll be out on the West Coast to face the Angels. The May 31 series finale will be on Sunday night, or late Sunday afternoon Pacific Time.
Add it up, and as Bill Shaikin of the LA Times astutely pointed out, only the Yankees (with four appearances) have more Sunday night games through May.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) February 5, 2015