There are only a couple options for sports fans this Tuesday night - a couple NHL games, which I just can't get into this time of year, and one huge baseball game.
It is Game 3 in the American League Championship Series between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers. Texas heads to Detroit with a 2 games to none series lead. The Tigers need to win tonight for a serious chance to head to the World Series.
The Tigers have had their chances in both losses.
Game 1 was a 3-2 Texas win. But it was a sloppy contest that took almost 5 hours due to two rain delays.
Game 2 ended 7-3, but that final is deceptive. It was an 11 inning game that ended with a game winning walk-off grand slam. Detroit stranded 13 runners. They were 1-12 with runners in scoring position, Ryan Raburn's three-run home run in the 3rd was the lone exception.
Detroit's unquestioned ace is Justin Verlander, who started in the rain-marred first game. But down the stretch and in the postseason, Doug Fister has ...