PLAINFIELD Twnshp, Mich. — When you mention the Detroit Tigers and the American League Championship Series in the same sentence, what do you get?
“Lots of strike outs, hopefully some run support, a long series,” Zach Sheneman said. He and a couple of his friends joined hundreds of other sports fans at The Score in Plainfield Township, Saturday night.
“[The Tigers] should win it in 6,” Dennis Dykstra, another fan said.
Rachel Lehman said she started watching the Tigers right around 2006 when the team had its best season in a long time. In 2013, she has high expectations.
“Well, we expect to go to the World Series,” Lehman said.
It made for a big sports night inside The Score. It was standing room only as the Red Wings played on a number of big screens and college football played on several televisions. However, by the end of the night all eyes were on the Tigers.
Fans are hoping their team can get over the hump in 2013 and seal the deal. That’s unlike like last year’s disappointing series sweep by the Giants.
“Obviously you want to see a World Series but I mean, it’s hard to say you’re disappointed when you win the division two years, you make it into the post season two years in a row,” Sheneman said.
Game two between the Tigers and Red Sox is Sunday in Boston.