The MLB playoffs 2013 live stream and television coverage continues with the American League Championship Series Game 5 on Wednesday night. The latest game will take place at Detroit's Comerica Park as the Tigers attempt to even the series at 2-2 with the Red Sox. Meanwhile, the Red Sox will look to extend to a 3-1 series advantage to put themselves one win away from the World Series. Tonight's televised and live streaming MLB playoffs game will be shown via TBS and MLB's website.
An ESPN.com report from Oct. 16 indicates that tonight's starting pitchers will be Doug Fister for the Tigers and Jake Peavy for the Red Sox. Peavy went 12-5 on the season with a 4.17 ERA and 121 strikeouts. Fister was 14-9 this past season with a 3.67 ERA and 159 strikeouts. Back in Game 4 of the ALDS against Oakland, Fister gave up three runs over six innings, but the Tigers won 8-6. Fister pitched twice against the Red Sox this past season with a home loss back on June 21, but a win at Fenway on Sept. 2.
He told the media prior to Game 4:
"I think a lot of it is the fact of just executing -- keeping the ball down, mixing pitches and not getting in any sort of routine. Their hitters are very smart, very intelligent. And you know, we've seen each other a lot."
Jake Peavy, who has a 1.59 ERA this postseason was instrumental in helping Boston eliminate the Rays in their ALDS series, as he gave up just one run in 5 2/3 innings of work in a 3-1 win. Peavy is confident that he knows the Detroit batters quite well, having pitched against them as a member of the White Sox back on July 25 and several times before.
"I do know those guys well. It comes down to (Wednesday) night, executing the game plan that we think we're going to go with and get those guys out. It's a huge challenge with the way they swing the bat."
Runs have been at a premium in this series in two of the three games so far. Both Game 1 and Game 3 were 1-0 wins by the Tigers and Red Sox, respectively. Game 2 saw an offensive explosion in an impressive 6-5 comeback win by Boston.
The Vegas Insider has a range of odds for tonight's game with Detroit priced as the favorites at about -122 to -125. Boston carries the underdog role with prices of +112 or lower. The over/under for this game is set at 7 1/2 runs by various sports books. Weather reports indicate a game temperature in the mid 50's under cloudy skies with wind blowing out to left field at 9 to 14 mph.
Wednesday night's Game 4 of the ALCS between Boston and Detroit has a start time scheduled for 8 p.m. EST. The game will be televised in the United States via cable or satellite on TBS. In addition, international viewers are able to use the postseason TV service through the MLB website here to watch the game live streaming online. Unfortunately, U.S. and Canadian viewers can only see this game on TV, or keep up with the score on sites like ESPN.