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The Detroit Tigers finally know their opponent for the American League Division Series.
It's the Oakland Athletics, who recently visited Comerica Park, Sept. 18-20.
The Tigers took two of three games in that series. Earlier in the season, May 10-14, the two teams split a four-game series in Oakland.
The Athletics secured the AL West title with a 12-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers clinched their second straight AL Central championship with a 6-3 victory at Kansas City on Monday.
The ALDS opens Saturday evening (6:07 p.m. first pitch) at Comerica Park. Justin Verlander will be on the mound for the Tigers.
The matchup became official when the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Tampa Rays, 4-1, Wednesday night. The loss made the New York Yankees the AL East champs. They will open the playoffs against the winner of Friday's wild-card game between the Rangers and the Orioles.
All Tigers postseason games will feature Tigers LIVE pre- and postgame shows on FOX Sports Detroit.
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The Oakland A’s somehow won the AL West yesterday following a fairly amazing 13-game comeback and by beating the Rangers 12-5 to seal the deal. The fans of the A’s were extremely excited, and with good reason. However, the below video shows a grown man taking a celebration maybe a step too far? You have to love the passion though. H/T BR Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
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