Detroit, MI- Get your tickets now to see the Tigers take on the New York Yankees during a three-game series at Comerica Park. Tuesday and Wednesday's contests begin at 7:08 p.m. and the series concludes with a 1:08 p.m. start on Thursday.
Individual game tickets are available by visiting Tigers.com, calling 866-66-TIGER or by visiting the Comerica Park Box Office on Witherell Street.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 vs. New York Yankees at 7:08 p.m. (Probables: RHP Rick Porcello vs. RHP Brandon McCarthy) Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.
· "Be a Tiger for Kids": Cornerstone Schools hosts the 9th annual "Be a Tiger for Kids" event at Comerica Park. The family-friendly event features food, live entertainment, face painting, games, and serves as Cornerstone's premier fundraiser to provide scholarships to families with 4,000 supporters scheduled to participate. Supporters and students from Cornerstone Schools also participate in an on-field pre-game ceremony, throwing the ceremonial first pitches, performing the National Anthem, and taking part in Kids Take the Field, Kids Run the Bases, and other fun-filled activities and family entertainment. Cornerstone Schools Association has a 23-year history of continued success in Detroit and is a model for urban education across the nation. Cornerstone was recently recognized as the #1 school in the City by Excellent Schools Detroit. Cornerstone combines a Christ-centered culture with an excellent education and currently serves over 550 students in Preschool through 12th grades. Measured outcomes, a rigorous academic curriculum, small class sizes, uniforms, a safe, pristine 18-acre campus and the proven benefits of an 11-month school year are just a few of the aspects that create a Cornerstone-quality education. The Partner Program also provides mentoring relationships with community members that provide an experience that is invaluable to our students' success.
· Kinsler's Kids Program: Through the generosity of Tigers infielder Ian Kinsler and his wife Tess, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, the Kinsler family invites 20 guests from local charitable organizations focused on serving the needs of children to attend a Tigers baseball game. Kinsler's Kids provides families the opportunity to enjoy a special evening of Tigers baseball at Comerica Park in the Kinsler Family luxury suite, "Kinsler's Kids" t-shirts, ballpark fare catering and an autographed photo signed by Ian Kinsler. Tonight's "Kinsler's Kids" are from the Children's Center which leads the way in providing an integrated approach to community mental health that treats the whole child and the whole family. With community partners, The Children's Center offers meaningful solutions that address mental, physical and behavioral health, abuse and neglect, and poverty challenges currently faced by over 100,000 children in the Greater Detroit area.
Wednesday, August 27 vs. New York Yankees at 7:08 p.m. (Probables: LHP David Price vs. RHP Shane Green) Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.
· Derek Jeter Recognition Ceremony: The Detroit Tigers will honor New York Yankees shortstop and Michigan native Derek Jeter in a special pre-game on-field ceremony prior to tonight's game. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:40 p.m. so they do not miss any of the action.
· Game Ball Delivery: Tonight's game ball will be delivered by Captain Robert Jobe of the United States Air Force.
· National Anthem: The national anthem will be performed by 2014 American Idol Runner up and Michigan Native Jena Irene of Farmington Hills.
· Bike Night: More than 450 motorcycle enthusiasts will be on-hand for tonight's game as a part of the Tigers "Bike Night" ticket package. Fans had the opportunity to purchase either an upper infield box or a pavilion ticket package that includes a commemorative Bike Night t-shirt and access to exclusive Bike Night motorcycle parking.
Thursday, August 28 vs. New York Yankees at 1:08 p.m. (Probables: TBA vs. RHP Hiroki Kuroda) Gates Open at 11:00 a.m.
· Tigers All-Star Poster: The first 10,000 fans 18-and-older to enter the ballpark on Thursday will receive a 2014 Detroit Tigers All-Star Poster, courtesy of the Michigan Lottery.