Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series for the Detroit Tigers will be played at either 5:07 p.m. or 8:37 p.m. Friday, MLB announced Tuesday afternoon.â†µ
If the Tigers finish ahead of the Texas Rangers for home-field advantage, they will host Game 1 at Comerica Park at the 5:07 p.m. start time. Their opponent would be either the Boston Red Sox or Tampa Bay Rays. If Detroit is matched up against the New York Yankees, they'll play Game 1 at Yankee Stadium in prime time at 8:37 p.m.â†µ
Going into Tuesday night's schedule, the Rangers had a one-game lead over the Tigers for home field.â†µ
The Tigers finished 1-5 against the Red Sox, 6-1 versus the Rays, and 4-3 against the Yankees during the regular season.â†µ
MLB also announced the start times for potential Wild Card tiebreakers on Thursday. If the Red Sox and Rays need a one-game playoff, that game will start at 4:07 pm ET. If the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals have to play a tiebreaking game, it will begin at 8:07 p.m.