Tigers release first round of ALDS playoffs schedule

Detroit to start series in California


DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have released their first round schedule for their series against the Oakland A's.

The Tigers will head to Oakland for the first two games against the Athletics on Friday and Saturday.

Games three and four are in Detroit on Monday October 7th and on Tuesday October 8th. Game five would be back in Oakland on Thursday October 10th.

The start times will be determined later.

Meantime Henderson Alvarez pitched one of baseball's most bizarre no-hitters, celebrating in the on-deck circle when the Miami Marlins scored on a two-out wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers 1-0 Sunday.

After Alvarez finished off the ninth with the game scoreless, he had to wait to see if it would become an official no-hitter. A Major League Baseball ruling in 1991 said only complete games of nine or more innings with no hits would count.

The Marlins loaded the bases and with pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs at bat, Luke Putkonen threw a wild pitch that let Giancarlo Stanton score. Alvarez was on deck, and he took off his batting helmet and started to celebrate while still wearing his batting gloves.

Alvarez struck out four, walked one and hit a batter on the last day of the season.