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ALDS 2012: Tigers announce festivities for Game 1

The Detroit Tigers are back in the playoffs, and there will be plenty of excitement at Comerica Park on Saturday night for Game 1 of the ALDS

Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Detroit Tigers are back in the MLB playoffs, and there will be plenty of special events for fans who come to Comerica Park for Game 1 of the ALDS on Saturday. Tigers pitching legend Mickey Lolich will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the game -- first pitch is scheduled for 6:07 p.m. ET. Gates will open at 4 p.m., pre-game introductions will take place at 5:45, all fans will receive a rally towel and AL Central championship apparel will be on sale at the ballpark.

As noted by the Detroit Free Press, four A-10 aircrafts from the 107th Fighter 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard will perform a flyover before the game.

Over at SB Nation's Tigers blog, Bless You Boys, they are busy discussing the team's announced rotation for the ALDS:

Game 1: Justin Verlander

Game 2: Doug Fister

Game 3: Anibal Sanchez

Game 4*: Max Scherzer

Game 5*: Justin Verlander

The Tigers and Athletics open their series with Game 1 on Saturday in Detroit.