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Get your tickets now as Tigers host the Orioles, Red Sox, Angels

DETROIT - The Tigers return home from their six-game road trip to begin a ten-game homestand at Comerica Park on Monday night. The Baltimore Orioles (June 17-19) will make their only visit to Detroit this season, the Boston Red Sox come to town for a four-game series (June 20-23) and the Los Angeles Angels (June 25-27) face the Tigers for the second time this season. First pitch for Monday and Tuesday's games against the Orioles are 7:08 p.m., while Wednesday's is 1:08 p.m. First pitch for Thursday and Friday's against the Red Sox are at 7:08 p.m., Saturday's contest begins at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday's at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday's games against the Angels begin at 7:08 p.m. and the final game of the homestand on Thursday begins at 1:08 p.m.

Get your Tigers tickets for this season at Comerica Park now! Tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com and by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including single game, season, group and suites visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).

Monday, June 17 - Baltimore Orioles (Probables: Scherzer vs. Hammel) @ 7:08 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
·  Mario Impemba's Military Veteran Program (MVP): Beyond "Operation Opening Day", Fox Sports Detroit broadcaster Mario Impemba continues to thank the men and women of the United States Armed Force with the launch of a new program, MVP (Military Veterans Program) -- Mario Impemba's salute to those who served. Through the program, Mario hosts Veterans who fought in earlier conflicts (World War II - Persian Gulf) to attend Monday home games at Comerica Park. The group of 20 Veterans and guests receive a lower-bowl ticket to the Tigers game, a "MVP" t-shirt, a voucher for ballpark dinner (hot dog, chips and soda) and an autographed photo of Tigers broadcaster Mario Impemba. The Veterans and guests arrive to the ballpark in style by way of the Fox Sports Detroit Fan Express.  
·  Prostate Cancer Awareness Game: Major League Baseball and the Detroit Tigers partner with the Prostate Cancer Foundation for the 2013 Home Run Challenge. The goal is to raise awareness and funds to aid in research to fight against prostate cancer. The partnership is celebrated league-wide on Father's Day, June 16 with MLB players and umpires wearing light blue wristbands and blue ribbon decals during the game to raise awareness of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. On Monday, June 17, The Tigers host a special group of guests during a pregame ceremony on the field at Comerica Park to raise awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Special guests include Dr. Evan Keller, Dr. Ajjai Alva, Dr. Todd Morgan, Dr. Felix Feng, Dr. John Jiang, Dr. Jinlu Dai, Dr. Joe Sottnik, Dr. Mary Osisami and Dr. Ram Mani. All are physicians from the University of Michigan and are grant recipients of the Prostate Cancer Foundation conducting research at the University of Michigan to find a cure for prostate cancer. As part of this recognition, the first 10,000 fans will receive a Prostate Cancer Foundation blue ribbon temporary tattoo, upon entry of the ballpark.
·  Game Ball Delivery: Senior Airman Erica Kohout of the United States Air Force from Traverse City will deliver the game ball. Senior Airman Kohout recently returned from her first tour of duty in Afghanistan where she served as a surgical technician. She has earned an Afghanistan Campaign medal and a NATO medal. Senior Airman Kohout has proudly served her country for three years.

·  Summer Fan Pack: Take advantage of the Detroit Tigers Summer Fun Pack! This package is available exclusively on tigers.com for only $35 per person! Each $35 package includes: an Upper Box Infield ticket, Adult Value Meal (Hot Dog, Pepsi and Lay's potato chips), Detroit Tigers Olde English D t-shirt , coupon valid for a complimentary ride on the Comerica Carousel or Fly Ball Ferris Wheel. Available for June 17th and 18th games.

Tuesday, June 18 - Baltimore Orioles @ 7:08 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
· Head coach of the University of Michigan men's basketball team, John Beilein, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
·  Scherzer's Superstars: Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer invites 16 fans to Comerica Park for each remaining Tuesday home game. As guests of Scherzer, the group watches batting practice on the field, receives complimentary Scherzer's Superstars t-shirts and has the opportunity to meet Scherzer. The participants in the program are matches from Big Brothers Big Sisters Metro Detroit.
· The first 10,000 fans to enter Comerica Park will receive a MLB Network / Detroit Tigers drawstring backpack, courtesy of MLB Network.
·  Game Ball Delivery: Sergeant Michael Moore of the United States Army, from Detroit, will deliver the game ball. Sergeant Moore recently returned from Afghanistan after his second deployment to the Middle East. He has earned numerous medals including two Army Commendation medals, two Army Achievement medals and the IN-4 award recognizing the Best Soldier in Basic Training. Sergeant Moore has proudly served his country for seven years.

Wednesday, June 19 - Baltimore Orioles @ 1:08 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)
·  Cabrera's Chamitos: Tigers All-Star third baseman Miguel Cabrera invites 20 fans to Comerica Park for each remaining Wednesday home game as part of his Cabrera's Chamitos program. The group will watch batting practice from the field, receive complimentary Cabrera's Chamitos t-shirts and will have the opportunity to meet Cabrera. The group is also treated to complimentary transportation to Comerica Park by the FOX Sports Detroit Fan Express. The program participants are from deserving charitable groups in the greater Detroit area. On June 19, children from SER Metro Detroit's Youth Program Mission will participate in the program. SER Metro Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc. is a multi-service, Michigan corporation committed to the development and utilization of the nation's workforce. SER promotes upward mobility and economic self-sufficiency for Metropolitan Detroit residents through a comprehensive service delivery system in the areas of literacy, education, employment, community development and economic opportunity. The Youth Program Mission, which targets teenagers 14 to18, focuses on academic enrichment, tutoring and mentoring activities, leadership training and career guidance and counseling.
·  People Tribute to Heroes: Major League Baseball and People magazine announced three finalists to represent the Tigers in the Tribute for Heroes campaign, a national initiative around the All-Star Game to recognize veteran and military service members for their work. Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander was on a guest panel of players and retired service members who helped select the finalists. Prior to the game, the three Detroit Tigers finalists will be recognized during a special on-field ceremony. Fans can learn more about their stories, read other heroes' stories, and vote on their choices at tributeforheroes.com. Voting runs through June 30. The Tribute For Heroes campaign supports Welcome Back Veterans, which is an initiative of Major League Baseball, and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, which provides grants to hospitals and clinics that provide post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury treatment to veterans and their families.
·  Game Ball Delivery: Master Sergeant Aaron E. Duggins of the United States Air Force, from Flint, will deliver the game ball. Master Sergeant Duggins serves as a firefighter and an Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent. He recently returned from Guam and has also served deployments in Oman, Kyrgyzstan and Southwest Asia. During his service, he has been named the Noncomissioned Officer of the Year three times. Master Sergeant Duggins has proudly served for his country for 13 years.

Thursday, June 20 - Boston Red Sox @ 7:08 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
·  Game Ball Delivery: Specialist Drew Hawley of the United States Army National Guard from Jonesville, Michigan will deliver today's game ball. Specialist Hawley recently returned from his first deployment to Afghanistan. He also serves as a member of the Michigan Army National Guard Honor Guard. Specialist Hawley has proudly served his country for 4 years.
·  Zubazpalooza III: Zubazpalooza is back at Comerica Park! Get your Zubazpalooza ticket package, which includes an Upper Box game ticket and pair of Zubaz, for $37! Enjoy the Zubazpalooza pre-game party at Hockeytown Café, where there will be Zubaz giveaways, drink specials and other surprises. All ticket purchasers in attendance at the pre-game party at Hockeytown Café will receive a free Zubaz headband! Ticket packages are available for purchase through 5 p.m. on Monday, June 17th.

Friday, June 21 - Boston Red Sox @ 7:08 (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
·  Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi, will take place following the game (weather permitting).
·  MLB At The Ballpark Dugout Fireworks Opportunity: One fan (and a guest) who checks in at Comerica Park with the MLB At The Ballpark App will have the opportunity to watch the postgame fireworks show from the visitor's dugout. Don't miss out on this special opportunity!
·  Detroit Tigers 50/50 Charity Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season at every Friday and Saturday home game. The partner charity for this weekend is the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame honors the outstanding men and women athletes, amateur and professional, whose skills and deeds bring great honor to the State of Michigan. 50/50 Charity Raffle volunteers are stationed throughout the ballpark in their orange 50/50 Raffle aprons, at entry gates and at the 50/50 raffle table near gate A to purchase raffle tickets. 50/50 Charity Raffle tickets are sold 3-for-$5. Each night a winner will be selected and announced after the sixth inning and will receive half of the funds collected through that game's raffle ticket sales. The remaining funds are shared between the Detroit Tigers Foundation and the select partner charity. To date, the 2013 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised $39,387.50 for charity with the single largest one-game prize this season being $8,342.50.  
·  Game Ball Delivery: Staff Sergeant Michael Milliner of the United States Marine Corps, from Detroit, will deliver the game ball. He is currently serving at the Detroit recruiting station as an active marine. He has been stationed all over the world, including Okinawa, Japan and San Diego, California. While serving, Staff Sergeant Milliner has earned a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Staff Sergeant Michael Milliner has proudly served his country for 13 years.

Saturday, June 22 - Boston Red Sox @ 7:15 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
·  Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi, will take place following the game (weather permitting).
·  MLB At The Ballpark Dugout Fireworks Opportunity: One fan (and a guest) who checks in at Comerica Park with the MLB At The Ballpark App will have the opportunity to watch the postgame fireworks show from the visitor's dugout. Don't miss out on this special opportunity!
·  Country Night: The Detroit Tigers host country night at the ballpark. Special events include live country music throughout the park, a mechanical bull, line dancing and much more.
·  Game Ball Delivery: First Lieutenant Cal Westenberg, an Army Ranger with the United States Army from Romeo, Michigan will deliver the game ball. First Lieutenant Westenberg recently returned from his first deployment in Afghanistan where he earned the Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge, Combat Infantry Badge and a Bronze Star. He has proudly served the United States Army for four years.
·  Scotts Pitch, Hit and Run: Scott's MLB Pitch, Hit & Run is a national grassroots initiative in which youngsters ages 7-14 have the opportunity to showcase their skills in pitching, hitting, and running. Boys and girls participate together, with winners advancing from local competitions to the national finals at the MLB All-Star Game. The Detroit Tigers host 24 Michigan finalists in the 2013 Team Championship at Comerica Park. Winners may qualify for the national competition at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game in New York City. The competition is free for all youngsters. The Detroit Tigers honor eight winners of the 2013 Team Championship competition during a pregame ceremony on the field at Comerica Park.
·  UMPS Care: Through the BLUE Crew Tickets program, 6 guests will receive complimentary game tickets, a Tigers cap, food and beverage vouchers, baseball themed items and a photo to remember their experience at Comerica Park. Additionally all guests are given the opportunity to meet the umpire and take a photo on the field. Participants are selected through Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization established to strengthen children in need through one-to-one relationships with volunteer mentors. The entire program is courtesy of the umpires and UMPS Care Charities.  
·  4*ALS: Major League Baseball has partnered with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) organizations nationwide to raise awareness about the disease. The initiative remembers the great Lou Gehrig who inspired so many with his outstanding on-field achievements and unparalleled strength of body, mind and character. As we remember the legend, we honor all who have been touched by ALS, the disease that came to be named after the baseball great. MLB and the Detroit Tigers are proud to partner with ALS of Michigan for this initiative. ALS of Michigan is a voluntary not-for-profit organization, solely dedicated to the fight against ALS. ALS of Michigan serves pALS (people with ALS) and their families in the state of Michigan through a variety of programs. Some of our programs include Information, Referrals and Resource Guides, Workshops & Seminars, Equipment Loan Closet, Augmentative & Alternative Communication Center, Home Visits, Peer Counseling, Support Groups, and Respite Care Services. The 4*ALS initiative will be recognized during a pregame ceremony with ALS of Michigan, on the field at Comerica Park.

Sunday, June 23 - Kids Day - Boston Red Sox @ 1:08 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)
· All kids 14-and-younger will receive an "Every Kid, Every Sunday" Max Scherzer Poster, courtesy of Meijer.
All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park, presented by Radio Disney. All kids 14-and-younger will receive a free promotional item as part of the "Every Kid, Every Sunday" giveaway guarantee, can enjoy free rides on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, courtesy of Kroger, can take part in free face painting, have the chance to win a bicycle and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases, courtesy of Aquafina, following the game.

Tuesday, June 25 - Los Angeles Angels @ 7:08 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
·  Game Ball Delivery: Lance Corporal Brian Bielski of the United States Marine Corps from Troy, Michigan will deliver today's game ball. Lance Corporal Bielski recently completed his first tour of duty in Afghanistan with his military operation specialty in infantry. He has proudly served his country for two and a half years.
·  Scherzer's Superstars: Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer invites 16 fans to Comerica Park for each remaining Tuesday home game. As guests of Scherzer, the group watches batting practice on the field, receives complimentary Scherzer's Superstars t-shirts and has the opportunity to meet Scherzer. The participants in the program are matches from Big Brothers Big Sisters Metro Detroit.

Wednesday, June 26 - Los Angeles Angels @ 7:08 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
·  Cabrera's Chamitos: Tigers All-Star third baseman Miguel Cabrera will invite 20 fans to Comerica Park for each remaining Wednesday home game as part of his Cabrera's Chamitos program. The group will watch batting practice from the field, receive complimentary Cabrera's Chamitos t-shirts and will have the opportunity to meet Cabrera. The group is also treated to complimentary transportation to Comerica Park by the FOX Sports Detroit Fan Express. The program participants are from deserving charitable groups in the greater Detroit area. On June 26, the Detroit Bees baseball team will participate in the program. The Detroit Bees are located in southwest Detroit and provide a year round baseball program for boys age 7 to 14. The program stresses hard work, respect, teamwork and dedication while encouraging the young ballplayers to believe that no matter where you come from you can be successful in life as long as you respect others and try you best at all times.
·  United States Naturalization Ceremony: For the seventh year, the Detroit Tigers welcome 60 individuals to be sworn in as American citizens during a pre-game ceremony on the field at Comerica Park. The oath will be administered by Judge Paul Borman through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The new citizens and their family members receive complimentary tickets courtesy of the Detroit Tigers to enjoy America's Favorite Pastime after officially becoming a citizen of the United States.
·  Game Ball Delivery: First Sergeant Kent Smith of the United States Army from Clio, Michigan will deliver today's game ball. First Sergeant Smith recently returned from Afghanistan where he served with the 125th Infantry Battalion out of Flint. He also serves as the First Sergeant of the Michigan Army Training Center at Camp Grayling. First Sergeant Smith, during his three deployments, has earned a Bronze Star, a Meritous Service Medal, and Afghan and Iraqi Campaign Medals.  

Thursday, June 27 - Los Angeles Angels @ 1:08 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)

SPECIAL INITIATIVES

Verlander's Victory for Veterans: When Justin Verlander takes the mound at Comerica Park, he strives for victory. This season, his outings on the hill take on a new meaning. For each of his home starts, Verlander hosts Veterans from Veterans Affairs Medical Centers throughout the state of Michigan. These Veterans sustained injuries or illness in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom or in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Veterans along with their families cheer on the Tigers from the comfort of Verlander's personal luxury suite. After serving our country, the special day provides American veterans the opportunity to enjoy a Tigers game with their family. Veterans share 18 luxury suite tickets and parking passes in the Tigers Parking Garage. Food and beverage is provided for the guests courtesy of Verlander. Veterans receive a personalized welcome letter from Verlander; all guests receive a Verlander's Victory for Veterans t-shirt and are welcomed on the videoboard during the game. When you see Verlander on the mound, he is not only playing for his team and Tigers fans around the world, he is also playing for America's heroes.  

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