Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox ALCS Game 5 will start at 5:07 p.m. PT or 8:07 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 17, 2013.
Tonight's game is the fifth of seven consecutive games until October 20th and it will be played out at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. Those without television can watch the program through live stream online here (Click full screen).
FOX Sports presents exclusive live coverage of Major League Baseball's 2013 postseason with American League Championship Series Game 4 with the Boston Red Sox at the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit Tigers' radio affiliate networks can be found here, and Tigers' online radio broadcast can be accessed here. On the other hand, Boston Red Sox fans can find the list of radio affiliate networks here. those wanting to listen online can find Red Sox's radio broadcast here.
Tigers vs. Red Sox Game 4 Recap and Game 5 Preview
Detroit manager Jim Leyland dropped outfielder Austin Jackson in Game 4 from the starting spot to eight in the order, making Torii Hunter the lead and Miguel Cabrera hitting second, according to Associated Press. He hoped to relax the slumping Detroit outfielder, which did its trick.
Jackson's first plate appearance came with the bases loaded. He walked after four ball pitches, and the Tigers eventually scored five with the first coming home on Jackson's walk in the second inning. Detroit continued the momentum and beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Wednesday night to event the American League Championship Series at 2-2.
Torii Hunter had a two-run double and Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs.
Detroit's pitcher Doug Fister allowed a run in six innings, and the team's starting pitchers have yielded only three runs in 27 ALCS innings, striking out 42.
Game 5 features Tigers' Anibal Sanchez and Boston's Jon Lester in a rematch of Game 1, which Detroit won 1-0.
While both teams in the ALCS up until Game 3 have allowed few homecomings, the shakeup in starting batting lineup in Game 4 seemed to have changed Detroit's mindsets.
Meanwhile, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that the team will maintain a "constant approach with the lineup and not creating further uncertainty," according to ESPN.
Tigers vs. Red Sox ALCS Schedule 2013
Saturday, Oct. 12
Game 1: Detroit at Boston, 8 p.m. (Final Score 1-2)
Sunday, Oct. 13
Game 2: Detroit at Boston, 8 p.m. (Final Score 3-0)
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Game 3: Boston at Detroit, 4 p.m.(Final Score 1-0)
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Game 4: Boston at Detroit, 8 p.m. (Final Score 7-2) , Current Standing: Tied at 2-2
Thursday, Oct. 17
Game 5: Boston at Detroit, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Game 6: Detroit at Boston, 4 p.m.-*
Note: If NLCS is over, game moves to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20
Game 7: Detroit at Boston, 8 p.m.-*