ALDS GAME 5 LIVE CHAT (Tigers at Yankees)
Best of 5 series tied 2-2
When: Thursday, 8 p.m.
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
(Brian Anderson, play-by-play; John Smoltz and Ron Darling, color)
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) and AM (1270)
(Dan Dickerson, play-by-play; Jim Price, color commentary)
At stake: A berth in the AL Championships Series, opposite the Texas Rangers. If the Yankees win tonight, the Rangers fly to New York. If the Tigers win, they head to Arlington, Texas, for Saturday's Game 1. It's win or go home for both.
The only time the Tigers played a winner-take-all Game 5 was the 1972 ALCS, when they lost to the Oakland A's. The Tigers' only other appearances in a five-game series were the 1984 ALCS (a three-game sweep) and the 2006 ALDS (a four-game win over the Yankees). The franchise also played winner-take-all games (Game 7) in the World Series in 1940 (L), 1945 (W) and 1968 (W).