DETROIT â€“ The Detroit Tigers will open Interleague Play on Friday, May 18 by playing host to the St. Louis Cardinals in a rematch of the 2006 World Series. The Cardinals will visit Comerica Park to open a nine-game homestand, which will also include visits from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Cleveland Indians.Â
Games against St. Louis will begin at 7:05 p.m. (EDT) on Friday and Saturday, and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. The Tigers went 15-3 in Interleague Play in 2006, which was the third-best record in baseball behind only the Red Sox and Twins, who each went 16-2. Since the start of Interleague Play in 1997, Detroit has an all-time record of 86-89 against teams from the National League.
The Angels visit for three games from May 22-24. The Tuesday and Wednesday games of the series are scheduled for first pitch at 7:05, while the series finale next Thursday is slated to start at 1:05.
The final game of the Los Angeles series will feature a guest appearance by the legendary Ernie Harwell, who will fill the analystâ€™s role on the FSN Detroit telecast alongside Mario Impemba. The 89-year-old Harwell, who entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981 as recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, broadcast Tigers baseball for 42 years before retiring following the 2002 season. He will be subbing for FSN analyst Rod Allen, who will be in Arizona to attend the high school graduation of his son, Andrew.