Everything you Need to Know for the Tigers vs. Indians Series
The Tigers are back in town this weekend for a three-game central showdown with the Cleveland Indians. Find out what’s happening at the ballpark all weekend long!
Friday, May 10 – Cleveland Indians (Probables: Scherzer vs. Kluber) @ 7:08 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
- Game Ball Delivery: Specialist Aaron Ravert of the United States Army reserve from Brooklyn, Michigan will deliver the game ball. He recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan as a member of the Military Police unit out of Jackson.
- Detroit Tigers 50/50 Charity Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle returns to Comerica Park this season at every Friday and Saturday home game. The partner charity for this weekend is the Little Caesars Amateur Sports Foundation, which supports youth sports and programs in Greater Detroit. Since the inception of the program in 2009, the 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised $440,000 for charity with the single largest one-game prize of the program being $8,377.50. Tickets will be sold from the time gates open through the end of the second inning. 50/50 Charity Raffle volunteers are stationed throughout the ballpark in their orange 50/50 Raffle aprons, at entry gates and at the 50/50 raffle table near gate A to purchase raffle tickets. 50/50 Charity Raffle tickets are sold 3-for-$5. Each night a winner will be selected and announced after the sixth inning and will receive half of the funds collected through that game’s raffle ticket sales. The remaining funds are shared between the Detroit Tigers Foundation and the select partner charity.
Saturday, May 11 – Cleveland Indians (Probables: Verlander vs. Jimenez) @ 7:08 p.m. (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.) – GATES OPEN EARLY FOR CLINIC
- The first 10,000 fans to enter Comerica Park will receive a Detroit Tigers 2013-14 Wall Calendar, courtesy of Red Robin.
- Game Ball Delivery: Specialist Daniel Anders of the United States Army from Brownstown, Michigan will deliver the game ball. He recently returned from his first deployment in Afghanistan and has proudly served for two years.
- Pregame On-Field Clinic: Prior to Saturday’s game, a Pregame Baseball Clinic will take place beginning at 5:15 p.m. on the field at Comerica Park, presented by Red Robin. The Clinic will feature four separate 13-minute long sessions: hitting, pitching, catching and infield. A Tigers player and coach will be at every station to share their in depth baseball knowledge lecture-style. Fans of all ages with a ticket are invited to participate! The event is weather-permitting.
Sunday, May 12 – Kids Day – Cleveland Indians (Probables: Porcello vs. McAllister) @ 1:08 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)
- All kids 14-and-younger will receive an “Every Kid, Every Sunday” Torii Hunter Wall Poster, courtesy of Meijer.
- Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer/Honorary Bat Girl and Breast Health Awareness Game: Major League Baseball and the Detroit Tigers go to bat against breast cancer. The goal of this campaign is to increase breast cancer awareness and promote early detection while also raising funds to support breast cancer research. The Tigers will donate 2,000 tickets to breast cancer survivors, volunteers and their families from the Detroit Race for the Cure to attend the game when the Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians. Over 275 breast cancer survivors from the Race for the Cure will be invited on the field and recognized prior to the national anthem. The Detroit Tigers will also host the 2013 MLB Honorary Bat Girl, Tracie Kania from Troy, Michigan, as selected through an online contest at tigers.com to recognize inspirational MLB fans that have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrated a commitment to the cause. Kania was one of 30 winners selected by MLB from many entries. The Tigers will provide Tracie with complimentary game tickets for her and her family on Sunday, recognize her, along with the other breast cancer survivors, during an on-field, pregame ceremony and provide her the opportunity to throw the ceremonial first pitch. Tracie will also receive a special Honorary Bat Girl jersey, a Rawlings pink stitched baseball, a certificate of recognition signed by Commissioner Selig along with other breast health awareness items.
- All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-younger will receive a free promotional item as part of the “Every Kid, Every Sunday” giveaway guarantee, can enjoy free rides on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, courtesy of Kroger, can take part in free face painting, have the chance to win a bicycle and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases, courtesy of Aquafina, following the game.