Boy, that sure was something watching an insufferable egomaniac like Jose Valverde blow as save with the ALCS just three outs away. So here we are in an elimination game with the Tigers attempting to stave off an Athletics come back from down two games to none in the series.

If Oakland pulls this off, it will be a truly remarkable feat, considering they’ll have to get by Justin Verlander to do so. Oakland counters with Jarrod Parker.

Game Five goes at 9:30 pm ET, marking the third game in three nights for these two teams.

Tonight also marks the first time in a long time that live Major League Baseball will air on theScore. I recall a many evenings watching Diamond Surfing on theScore, or Livan Hernandez as a Montreal Expo, where I waited with bated breath and a ProLine lottery ticket hoping that I could win some grocery money as a university student. It’s good to have you back on the network, baseball.

Here are your starting lineups:

Detroit Tigers

1. Austin Jackson (R) CF
2. Quintin Berry (L) LF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 3B
4. Prince Fielder (L) 1B
5. Delmon Young (R) DH
6. Andy Dirks (L) RF
7. Jhonny Peralta (R) SS
8. Alex Avila (L) C
9. Omar Infante (R) 2B

What we can expect from Justin Verlander, via Brooks Baseball

Oakland Athletics

1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
2. Stephen Drew (L) SS
3. Yoeni$ Ce$pede$ (R) LF
4. Seth Smith (L) DH
5. Josh Reddick (L) RF
6. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
7. Brandon Moss (L) 1B
8. Derek Norris (R) C
9. Cliff Pennington (S) 2B

Jarrod Parker’s 2012 pitch selection, via Brooks Baseball: