Statistics help fans analyze a baseball player's career, from quantifying a slugger's batting average to measuring a right fielder's apathy. See numbers come to life with this GrouponLive deal to see the Detroit Tigers play the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park. For $115, you get one ticket for upper box infield seating in row 12 of section 322, plus a $30 credit to MLB.com/shop. Although the game tickets themselves are not discounted, this offer does give fans the chance to bypass the rush for playoff tickets and enjoy the games from seats that have been set aside for Groupon subscribers. Choose from the following games:
- Game 4 (Home Game 2) on Wednesday, October 17, at 8 p.m.
- Game 5 (Home Game 3) on Thursday, October 18, at 4 p.m.
Purchases for Game 5 will be refunded by Groupon in the event the series ends before the game takes place.
After falling to Texas in last year's ALCS, Detroit pounces on a second chance against the team with the league’s top record in the regular season. Throughout October, the Tigers have relied on their consistent defense, committing only one error in their five-game ALDS victory over the Oakland A's. At the plate, Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera leads the ambush, still looking for his first postseason home run to follow up the 44 he hit in the regular season.
Across the diamond, the Yankees continue to prove the depth of their lineup, with left fielder Raul Ibanez eclipsing star Alex Rodriguez with two home runs in postseason play. Ace hurler CC Sabathia leads a formidable pitching staff, striking out 16 batters in 17.2 innings pitched without once throwing sand from the mound in their eyes.
As one of the American League's charter teams, the Tigers made their major-league debut on April 25, 1901, scoring nine runs in the final inning to beat Milwaukee 14–13. Since then, the team's history has maintained the theme of hardships overshadowed by resounding triumphs. Over more than a century, the Tigers have followed a 24-year playoff drought with back-to-back pennants, introduced legend Ty Cobb just weeks after his father’s death, and won four World Series championships in years with subpar champagne vintages.
In 2000, the Tigers moved into their new den at Comerica Park, a 41,782-seat stadium sprouting from the center of downtown Detroit. Within its gates framed by two 80-foot baseball bats, visitors can explore everything from a carousel that features 30 hand-painted tigers to a 50-foot Ferris wheel with cars shaped like baseballs. During home runs, the center-field wall erupts in a dance of liquid synchronized to lights and music. Nearby, a set of 13-foot stainless-steel statues that depict Detroit legends such as Cobb and Hank Greenberg commemorates baseball’s early years and fuels fan arguments over whether the game was founded by giant robots.