The Tigers will get their first look at heralded Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish, who gets the ball in the series opener.
"We've scouted him heavily," manager Jim Leyland said. "He's a really talented guy and he's bigger than most Japanese pitchers."
The Tigers want what the two-time defending AL champion Rangers have.
"They've been in the World Series two years in a row and they kicked our butts in the playoffs last year," Leyland said. "There's not much else to say."