Tonight's 2013 MLB playoffs live stream and TV games will include both of the ALDS matchups. While the home team Red Sox won Game 1 of their series, the home team Oakland A's were edged out by the Tigers in Game 1, with pitcher Max Scherzer keeping the A's contained. In Game 2, another top notch pitcher takes the mound for the Tigers as they look to extend to a 2-0 series lead. The latest televised and live stream MLB playoffs game comes via TBS and the MLB's special online service.
An Inside Bay Area report from Oct. 5 indicates that Justin Verlander will be on the mound tonight for the Tigers. The A's are quite familiar with Verlander's pitching skills, as the 2011 Cy Young winner delivered 16 solid innings in the 2012 postseason against Oakland, which helped Detroit to advance in 5 games. After Scherzer was lit up by the A's six weeks ago in Detroit, he brought his top notch stuff on Friday night, en route to a Tigers' victory.
A's third baseman Josh Donaldson said when comparing the Scherzer they faced six weeks ago to the Scherzer they faced last night:
"Scherzer had Cy Young stuff tonight. He had a fastball from 93 to 99 (mph) and a changeup he could throw at will.
This was two different pitchers. Unlike the other game, we didn't get anybody on base. When you do, you can make things happen, even when the guy is throwing great. Tonight that didn't happen."
So now the A's will go from facing a current Cy Young contender last night, to facing a former winner on Saturday night. Verlander has struggled over the course of the 2013 season going 13-12. However, he still struck out 217 batters and had a moderate ERA of 3.46. He also earned one of his wins against the A's back on April 13, a 7-3 win which featured Verlander allowing 3 hits and just one run over 7 innings in which he struck out six batters. The 30-year-old righthanded pitcher was born in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia and attended Old Dominion. Will he bring the Tigers to a 2-0 series lead on Oakland's home field Saturday night?
Oakland will send out rookie pitcher Sonny Gray to the mound, a guy who has yet to face the Tigers or pitch in the postseason. Gray was 5-3 for the season, striking out 67 batters with a 2.67 ERA. The 23-year-old was drafted 18th overall in the 2011 MLB draft and will definitely be in for the game of his young career tonight at O.co Coliseum.
As for the odds to win, odds makers have given the edge to the Tigers to take this one. Currently, Detroit has a line ranging from -118 to as much as -130 at different sports books. The underdog A's have been priced around +110 at several books, with the over/under sitting at 7 combined runs between the two teams for this matchup. Weather conditions indicate clear skies with wind blowing out to right centerfield, and temperatures reaching the upper 70's.
Tonight's Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland A's ALDS Game 2 has a scheduled start time of 9:07 p.m. EST at o.Co Coliseum in Oakland. Televised coverage of the game is available on TBS for cable and satellite TV viewers. There is also live streaming coverage available through MLB.com's 2013 Postseason TV subscription service. The service provides an alternate angle video feed of the game which is considered a "companion" to the game on TV, and features other components as well. See more details on how to get the subscription service over at MLB.com website.