BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox earned a few days of rest by finishing off the Tampa Bay Rays in four games in the divisional round. They will now face the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS.
Game 1 will be Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at Fenway Park, with Game 2 coming Sunday night at 8 p.m. (right after the Patriots-Saints game ends down in Foxboro).
The Red Sox were dominant at Fenway Park in their two ALDS home games, beating the Rays 12-2 in Game 1 and then 7-4 in Game 2, so home-field advantage will be on their side as they fight for the American League pennant.
The Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland A’s 3-0 in Game 5 of the ALDS Thursday night in Oakland. The Tigers will now fly cross-country to Boston for Game 1 on Saturday night.
The Red Sox went 3-4 against the Tigers (1-3 at Detroit in June, 2-1 at Fenway in September, including a 20-4 blowout in the series finale) this season.
The full ALCS schedule is below.
All times listed are Eastern.
Game 1, Saturday, Oct. 12: At Boston, 8:07 p.m.
Game 2, Sunday, Oct. 13: At Boston, 8:15 p.m.
Game 3, Tuesday, Oct. 15: At Detroit, 4:07 p.m.
Game 4, Wednesday, Oct. 16: At Detroit, 8:07 p.m.
Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 17 (if necessary): At Detroit, 8:07 p.m.
Game 6, Saturday, Oct. 19 (if necessary): At Boston, 4:37 p.m. (This game will be moved to 8:07 p.m. if the NLCS does not go to a Game 7.)
Game 7, Sunday, Oct. 20 (if necessary): At Boston, 8:07 p.m.