Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees will take place in the Motor City tonight, October 16th, with first pitch set to go at 8:05 PM ET from Comerica Park.

The Tigers own a 2-0 commanding lead in the series and tonight they have to feel good about their chances in game 3. Not only is the game being played on their home field, but they have their staff ace Justin Verlander (2-0, 0.56 ERA) on the bump toeing the rubber.

Verlander has won an amazing 43 of his last 54 starts at Comerica Park and is coming off a four-hit shutout in his last outing, which was a decisive game 5 contest against the Oakland A’s that allowed them to advance to the ALCS.

As a team, the Tigers have won 5 of their last 7 playoff games and 4 of their last 5 played at home.

The Yankees are in trouble, and tonight they are counting on Phil Hughes (0-0, 1.35 ERA) to bail them out on the road and make this a respectable series. Hughes is coming off a stellar outing in his last start where he allowed just one run and gave up four hits, while striking out eight batters in 6 2/3 innings pitched against the Baltimore Orioles in game four of the ALDS.

Hughes is 7-3 in his last 10 starts on a Tuesday and 18-6 in his last 24 starts when facing teams in the American League Central.

Meanwhile, the Yankees have won just 1 of their last 7 ALCS games and are winless in their last seven tries in the postseason when listed as underdogs.

The Oddsmakers have listed the home team as a -175 favorite in this game three contest, while setting an over/under total at exactly 7 runs.

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