Currently matched up with the Yankees, starting on the road.
I'm thinking this is the best match up for the Tigers to get to the series, but I'm not sure.
Other possibilities include hosting Tampa Bay / Boston to start.
Hosting Tampa is probably the best bet, but then you are looking at New York or Texas in a long series.
I think the Tigers' easiest past to the Series is to go to New York on the short series. Have Verlander and Fister (who's the hottest pitcher in baseball) go up against the Yankees in NY to help neutralize their offensive advantage. Then Sherzer or Porcello in the pitcher friendly Comerica. You gotta think that Verlander and Fister have a good chance of taking the first two and splitting at home would let us win the series quickly.
Then we have the possibility of hosting Sox/Rays or going to Texas.
I guess the question is, what lineup do you not want to face in a 7 game series: NYY or Texas.