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 San Francisco Giants in the World Series at Comerica Park. Choose from the following options and games:
- For $205, you get one ticket for upper-level mezzanine seating in row 14 of section 216 to Game 3 (Home Game 1) on Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m.
- For $255, you get one ticket for upper-level mezzanine seating in row 14 of section 216 to Game 4 (Home Game 2) on Sunday, October 28, at 8 p.m., and a $100 credit for MLB.tv 2013.
- For $255, you get one ticket for upper-level mezzanine seating in row 14 of section 216 to Game 5 (Home Game 3) on Monday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m., and a $100 credit for MLB.tv 2013.
All options include a $30 credit for 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. Purchases for Game 5 will be refunded by Groupon in the event the series ends before the game takes place.
Detailed instructions to redeem tickets and MLB.TV credit will be emailed to buyers at least 24 hours prior to the game purchased.
For the second time in seven years, the Tigers head to the World Series, hoping to secure their first championship since 1984. During the regular season, the team pounced on the Central Division title, amassing the MLB's sixth-best batting average and earning every postgame Gatorade bubble bath. In the playoffs, however, Detroit has relied heavily on pitching, especially during a resounding ALCS sweep of the New York Yankees, in which the staff combined for a microscopic 1.38 ERA.
Across the field, the Giants stomp into the Fall Classic having already faced elimination six times—proving too stubborn each time to simply lace up their bats and go home. After sitting dead last among all MLB teams in regular-season home runs, the Giants have made up for the drought this October, with six different players stepping up to slug 10 total balls over the fence through the first two series.
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.
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