Tigers vs. Giants, 2012 World Series Game 1: Game time, TV schedule, lineups and more

Ezra Shaw

Justin Verlander and Barry Zito will meet in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

The San Francisco Giants will host the Detroit Tigers Wednesday night in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series, with the action set to begin at 8 p.m. ET at AT&T Park. FOX will carry the Fall Classic, so prepare for plenty of Joe Buck and Tim McCarver.

After dispatching of the New York Yankees, the Tigers were forced to wait some time for the Giants and St. Louis Cardinals to battle it out in a seven-game series in the NLCS.

The Giants will rely on Barry Zito Wednesday night: the lefty was 15-8 with a 4-15 ERA, pitching efficiently after several years of uncertainty. He allowed two runs off four hits in 2⅔ innings in Game 4 of the NLDS, and got the win in Game 5 of the NLCS after tossing 7⅔ shutout innings while allowing six hits, with a total of 10 strikeouts in both stints. This will be Zito's first appearance in the World Series.

Justin Verlander, the Tigers' ace, starts after a solid performance thus far this postseason: he's 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA and 25 strikeouts. He was 17-8 with a 2.64 ERA during the regular season, leading MLB with 239 strikeouts.

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