Everything You Need to Know When the Tigers Face the Houston Astros

Here’s what’s on tap for the Tigers as the Houston Astros make their first and only trip to Comerica Park in 2013.

Monday, May 13 – Houston Astros @ 7:08 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Probables: Sanchez vs. Norris)

  • The first 10,000 fans to enter Comerica Park will receive a Doug Fister Mouse Pad, courtesy of Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
  • Miss Michigan Night: All 33 Miss Michigan titleholders will participate in Miss Michigan Night at Comerica Park. All 33 ladies will greet fans upon entry to Comerica Park and will be recognized in a special on-field pregame ceremony. Miss Michigan 2012, Angela Venditti, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Tuesday, May 14 – Houston Astros @ 7:08 (Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Probables: Fister vs. Harrell)

  • Super Spring Special: Upper box infield tickets for $13 (normally $26) for Monday-Thursday games in May. Tickets are available in advance or at ticket windows on game day. Tickets are subject to availability.

Wednesday, May 15- Houston Astros @ 1:08 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m., Probables: Scherzer vs. Keuchel)

  • Space Day: The Tigers have designed five specific “Class Outside” programs that incorporate the fun of going to a baseball game with classroom learning. Michigan has a very special role in the history of space exploration. Many former NASA astronauts are Michigan natives (and baseball fans!). Join the Tigers as we explore our universe and galaxy, from the perspective of an astronaut, utilizing the giant HD Comerica Park Videoboard. The final “Class Outside” educational program will feature famed astronaut and Detroit native Dr. Jerry Linenger as the guest of honor and speaker. Please note: Space Day is designed for elementary and middle school students. Tickets are still available at tigers.com/space.
  • 18th Annual Detroit Tigers G.R.E.A.T. Day: The Tigers were the first professional sports team to commit to the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program, and have dedicated one game since 1992 to G.R.E.A.T. This year, 900 Detroit area middle school students who have graduated from or are currently receiving lessons under the 13-week program will attend the game to celebrate their achievements in avoiding destructive behaviors. The students work with law enforcement agencies and educators to learn the importance of becoming responsible members of their communities by setting goals, resisting peer pressures, learning how to resolve conflicts and understanding how gangs negatively impact the quality of their life. Tigers’ Manager Jim Leyland is scheduled to address the youth of G.R.E.A.T. prior the game. Through the G.R.E.A.T. program, approximately 74,000 Michigan youth have received instruction from city, county, state and federal law enforcement officers throughout Michigan since its inception in 1992.

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