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MLB playoff schedule 2012: More start times announced for ALDS between Tigers, Athletics

The start times and TV schedules have been released for the first three games of the AL Division Series between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics.

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Game times and TV schedules have been released for the first three games of the American League Division Series between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics. The first and third games will be televised on TBS, while the matinee in Game 2 will be shown on MLB Network.

The Tigers also announced their starting rotation for the series, and Justin Verlander is set to start Game 1 on Saturday, Doug Fister will take the ball in Game 2, Anibal Sanchez is the Game 3 starter, and Max Scherzer goes in Game 4 (if necessary). Here is a look at the updated schedule for the ALDS:

AL Division Series - Oakland Athletics vs.Detroit Tigers

Game 1 - Saturday, Oct. 6 at Detroit (6:07 p.m.) -- TBS
Game 2 - Sunday, Oct. 7 at Detroit (12:07 p.m.) -- MLB Network
Game 3 - Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Oakland (9:07 p.m.) -- TBS
Game 4 (if necessary) - Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Oakland
Game 5 (if necessary) - Thursday, Oct. 11 at Oakland

The winner of this series will take on the winner of the series between the New York Yankees and either the Baltimore Orioles or Texas Rangers. The AL Championship Series is set to begin Oct. 13.