Angels Vs. Tigers Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 23: Mark Trumbo #44 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits the go-ahead RBI single in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox during the game on August 23, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Tigers and Angels are on a collision course. This three-game series has serious playoff implications.

The Los Angeles Angels are still trying to fight their way back into the Wild Card race. A sweep of the Boston Red Sox was a good start, but their three-game series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park will have more direct playoff implications.

The Angels are currently 2.5 games behind the Tigers in the Wild Card standings. The Tigers are tied atop the Wild Card race with the Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics. The Halos could vault themselves into the thick of things with a sweep, but the Tigers will not be pushovers. Detroit themselves are coming off a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays and they have a much more formidable pitching staff than the Angels faced in Boston.

TV Schedule & Probable Pitchers

Friday's game will begin at 4:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on FOX Sports West and the MLB Network. You can catch the radio broadcast on KLAA 830. Zack Greinke has had a rough go of things since coming over to the Angels. He'll try to pick up his second win for the Halos as he faces off against Rick Porcello, who is 9-8 with a 4.67 ERA.

Saturday's first pitch will be at 4:05 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on FOX Sports West and the MLB Network. You can catch the radio broadcast on KLAA 830. Dan Haren has gotten knocked out of the game early in each of his last two starts. He'll be hoping to turn things around against left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly, who enters the game with a 4-3 record and 4.42 ERA.

The series finale on Sunday will get started at 10:05 a.m. PT and will be televised on FOX Sports West and TBS. You can catch the radio broadcast on KLAA 830. Ervin Santana has stepped things up in August and he'll try to keep things rolling on Sunday. The excellent Max Scherzer will get the start for the Tigers, currently holding a 13-6 record and 4.27 ERA.


Current Series

3 game series vs Tigers @ Comerica Park

Los Angeles Angels
@ Detroit Tigers

Friday, Aug 24, 2012, 4:05 PM PDT
Comerica Park

Zack Greinke vs Rick Porcello

Mostly clear. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

Complete Coverage >

Sat 08/25 4:05 PM PDT
Sun 08/26 10:05 AM PDT

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