Game 6 of the ALCS could start at 4:07 or 8:07 depending how the Cardinals-Dodgers NLCS shakes out. (Daniel Mears / The Detroit News)
Detroit — Earlier Wednesday, the texts pertained to the lineup changes.
Well, early Saturday, the Tigers players might be getting some more early text messages — regarding what time they actually play that day.
The Tigers and Red Sox won’t know until late Friday night the start time for Saturday’s American League Championship Series game, the Tigers have confirmed.
There are two options for Game 6:
■ Currently, first pitch is scheduled for 4:37 p.m.
■ But, that could change and move to 8:07 p.m.
It all depends on what happens Friday night in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and Cardinals, who lead the series, 3-2.
If the Dodgers win and send that series to a Game 7, the NL game will be at night in St. Louis, and the AL game will remain in the afternoon in Boston.
But if the Cardinals win, thus ending that series, the Tigers and Red Sox will be moved to the evening time slot for Game 6 at Fenway Park.
Bottom line: The TV folks want to make sure they have a night game to broadcast. TBS is doing the NL series, and Fox is handling the AL.
Thus, fans wishing to attend Saturday’s game would be wise to keep their plans flexible.