Tigers excited to be back home at Comerica Park

Tigers excited to be back home at Comerica Park

DETROIT -- The World Series logo is spray-painted on the field. The top of each dugout shows "World Series 2012." Even outside of Comerica Park, each individual light post is decorated with a World Series banner.

The Tigers are back home, and the ballpark is set for Saturday night's Game 3 of the Fall Classic. Despite being in an 0-2 hole, the players can still feel the buzz.

But what is the team most looking forward to after a pair of tough games in San Francisco?

"It definitely helps when people are not yelling, 'You [stink],'" catcher Alex Avila said.

The Tigers hope being at home brings them some good fortune. They've been a far superior team at home versus on the road, posting a 50-31 record in Detroit during the regular season and a 38-43 record elsewhere. They are also 4-0 at home in the postseason.

So the buzz has been felt all season long, but given the circumstances, the players know it'll reach its peak when the lights come on Saturday night -- and they hope to use it to their advantage to get back in the Series.

"Just feeling that excitement when you go out there. You're looking all over the field and you're seeing '2012 World Series,' and the fans are going crazy," center fielder Austin Jackson said. "It's just an unbelievable atmosphere. You feed off that."