American League Division Series play takes a recess on Wednesday prior to a decisive fifth game between the Tigers and the Athletics in Oakland on Thursday night. The Tigers tied the best-of-five series at two games apiece with an 8-6 home win over Oakland on Tuesday.
Thursday’s winner will face Boston in the American League Championship Series, beginning Saturday. Jake Peavy and the Red Sox posted a 3-1 win on Tuesday to finish a 3-games-to-one ALDS victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Wednesday’s only game will be the final contest in a National League Division Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals to be played at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Game time is now set for 8:07 PM. The Cards tied the Pirates at two games each with a 2-1 win in Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon.
The teams have now met 23 times this season, with the Pirates holding a 12-to-11 advantage in the head-to-head competition.
Wednesday’s winner faces off against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, starting Friday.