The race for the pennant is on as Tigers open six-game homestand against AL Central division rivals Royals and Twins, July 15-20 at Comerica Park

Homestand Features J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias Bobblehead Giveaways, 2006 American League Championship Anniversary Series (Brandon Inge), and FOX Sports Detroit and AMP Radio University Days

The Tigers return to Comerica Park for six games July 15-20 as they host the Kansas City Royals July 15-17 for a three-game series and the Minnesota Twins July 18-20 for three games.

The Tigers first two games against the Kansas City Royals, Friday and Saturday, are slated for 7:10 p.m. while Sunday's game is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. The Tigers close out the homestand with two night games against Minnesota, Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19 at 7:10 p.m. and a day game Wednesday, July 20 at 1:10 p.m.

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 season, group and suites visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).

  • Tigers T-Shirt Fridays: For Friday night home games beginning Friday, July 15 through Friday, September 23, fans can purchase this select ticket package that includes an upper infield box, or a lower baseline box, or a mezzanine or an upper reserved ticket and a Tigers player emoji t-shirt. Upcoming t-shirts include: Miguel Cabrera on July 15 vs. Kansas City and Cameron Maybin on July 29 vs. Houston. Tickets are available at tigers.com/tshirtfridays or by calling 313-471-BALL (Please note, this package is NOT available at the box office).
  • Weekday Value Pack: Tickets are available for the Weekday Value Pack that includes four upper reserved tickets, four sodas, four hot dogs and four bags of chips for $19 per person at tigers.com/value or at the Tigers box office. This offer is valid Monday - Friday ONLY (excludes Saturday and Sunday games against Kansas City).
  • Miller Lite Friday Night Party Packages: For every Friday night game at Comerica Park, the Detroit Tigers are offering a game ticket and a 16oz. Miller Lite*. Miller Lite Friday Night Party Packages start as low as $19 (while supplies last) and come with a voucher redeemable for a beverage at the Miller Lite Jungle, the "Grab n Go" located behind section 146, or the Chevrolet Pavilion Patio areas. This ticket package is not eligible for print at home or digital delivery. *Voucher may also be redeemed for a non-alcoholic alternative (soda or water) 
  • Chevrolet Fun Zone Ticket Package: This ticket package includes an upper baseline box ticket with a voucher for a Chevrolet branded item. Vouchers can be redeemed at the ticket sales kiosk outside of section 332. This offer is valid for every Tuesday home game including July 19 vs. Minnesota. 
  • The D Shop Gift with Purchase: Spend $200-or-more at The D Shop and receive a FREE Detroit Tigers Commemorative Shot Glass Set.

Friday, July 15 vs. Kansas City Royals at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Central Michigan University Night: The Detroit Tigers along with FOX Sports Detroit and AMP Radio will host the second installment of their University Days series at Comerica Park. All fans who purchased the Central Michigan University ticket package will receive a co-branded Detroit Tigers and Central Michigan University baseball hat and a donation will be made to CMU's Scholarship fund.
  • Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Raffle: The Detroit Tigers Foundation 50/50 Charity Raffle continues at Comerica Park this season at all Friday and Saturday home games. The partner charity for this weekend's 50/50 raffle is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Their mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Tickets will be sold on a digital platform and are three for $5, 10 for $10 and 40 for $20. The winner will be announced on the Comerica Park scoreboard before the end of the game. The 50/50 Charity Raffle program has raised more than $1.2 million for charity.
  • The Rosin Bag will be delivered to the mound by Tigers fan Trish Boerighter, courtesy of Pepsi. 
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by football coach John Bonamego representing Central Michigan University, Benjamin Doughty representing MillerCoors and Tigers fan Raj Nair.
  • The national anthem will be performed by On the Rox, Central Michigan University Women's A Capella group. 
  • Following the conclusion of Friday's game, fans can enjoy Close for Cash, presented by Pepsi and Fireworks hosted by Bobby Mitchell of WMOC (weather permitting).
  • Fans will receive a Detroit Tigers Grand Slam Coupon Book upon entry to Comerica Park.

Saturday, July 16 vs. Kansas City Royals at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.
(FANS RECOMMENDED TO ARRIVE EARLY FOR BRANDON INGE Q&A SESSION)

  • 2006 AL Championship 10th Anniversary with Brandon Inge: Brandon Inge will participate in a pregame Q&A session with fans from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Big Cat Court as part of the 2006 AL Championship 10th Anniversary celebration prior to throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. 
  • Michael Fulmer Autograph Signing: Tigers rookie pitcher Michael Fulmer will be signing autographs at 1:00 p.m. in The D Shop. Tickets are available in The D Shop the day of the signing and all signatures will be authenticated by Major League Baseball. For more information visit tigers.com/autographs.
  • Verlander's Victory for Veterans: This season, for each Saturday home game, Justin 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 from the Detroit Veterans Affairs Healthcare System will 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, a Verlander's Victory for Veterans t-shirt and a Wins for Warriors baseball cap.
  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a J.D. Martinez bobblehead, presented by Pepsi.
  • Additional first pitches will be thrown by Dan Casey representing Pepsi, Tigers fan Daniel Yang and Coach Joe Candle representing the University of Toledo.
  • The Rosin Bag will be delivered to the mound by Tigers fan, Nathan Lee, courtesy of Pepsi.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist, Vanessa Carr, accompanied by the Knights of Columbus Color Guard
  • Saturday Fireworks, presented by Pepsi (weather permitting) hosted by Tom Jordan of WWJ newsradio 950.

Sunday, July 17 vs. Kansas City Royals at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • All kids 14-and-under will receive a Jose Iglesias bobblehead, courtesy of Belle Tire.
  • Boy Scout Day: This special ticket package includes an upper infield box, upper reserved, mezzanine, Pavilion or upper baseline box ticket and a Scout Day patch. For more information or groups of 15 or more, please contact Heather Forrester at heather.forrester@tigers.com.
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Missy Williamson representing Pepsi and Tigers fan Mary Beth Cloutier.
  • The national anthem and God Bless America will be performed by Saline Summer Band.
  • All Sunday home games are Chevy Youth Baseball Sunday Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item as part of the "Every Kid, Every Sunday" giveaway guarantee, enjoy free rides courtesy of Kroger on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel and take part in free face painting. The Tigers Party Patrol will be at the Big Cat Court where select kids will have the chance to win Chevy Silverado Power Wheels (two giveaways each Sunday). Following the game, all kids 14-and-under are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina, weather permitting.

Monday, July 18 vs. Minnesota Twins at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Willie Horton Batting For Kids Pregame Ceremony: The 2016 Willie Horton's Batting for Kids event took place at Comerica Park on Tuesday, July 5. The annual baseball challenge hosted nearly 400 Detroit area youth age 5-13 in a youth development, baseball skills competition promoting the enrichment of youth and recreational sports. Participating youth competed for awards in thirteen different skill areas including batting, throwing and base running. Contest winners in each age division will be recognized during the on-field ceremony. Along with Willie Horton, Tigers players Nick Castellanos, Cameron Maybin, and Justin Upton are scheduled to share encouraging words to this year's winners, prior to the game.
  • Willie Horton Scholarship Pregame Ceremony: The Tigers created this annual scholarship in 2000 in honor of hometown hero and former Tiger Willie Horton. Each year, a $5,000 scholarship is awarded by the Detroit Tigers Foundation to a senior from Detroit's Northwestern High School, Horton's alma mater. Scholarship recipients are students who display high levels of commitment to academics, leadership, character development and volunteer involvement. The 2016 Willie Horton Scholarship Winner is Tatiana King. Some of Tatiana's accomplishments include: 3.65 grade point average, selection as a member of the National Honor Society, Principal's Award and participating in Central Detroit Christian's R.E.A.D.Y. Program.
  • The game ball will be delivered by Corporal Allie Gijsbers of the United States Marine Corps from Beverly Hills, MI. Corporal Gijsbers recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan where she served as a Signals Intelligence Analyst. She has received the NATO Medal, the Afghan Campaign Medal, and the National Defense and Global War on Terrorism Medal. Corporal Gijsbers has proudly served the U.S Marine Corps for five years.
  • Mario Impemba's MVP: FOX Sports Detroit broadcaster Mario Impemba continues to thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces with the Military Veterans Program (MVP) -- Mario Impemba's salute to those who served. Through the program, Mario invites those who served and the families impacted by the service of a loved one in support of our nation to attend the first Monday home game of each month at Comerica Park. The group of 30 Veterans and guests from Military Families United will receive a lower-bowl ticket to the Tigers game, a "MVP" t-shirt, a voucher for a BBQ dinner and an autographed photo of Tigers broadcaster Mario Impemba. The Veterans and guests arrive to the ballpark in style in the FOX Sports Detroit Fan Express. 
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Ken Thomas representing Alternatives for Girls. 
  • The national anthem will be performed by the Blasé Church Choir, accompanied by the US Army Color Guard.

Tuesday, July 19 vs. Minnesota Twins at 7:10 p.m. Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.

  • Eastern Michigan University Night: The Detroit Tigers along with FOX Sports Detroit and AMP Radio will host the third installment of their University Days series at Comerica Park. All fans who purchased the Eastern Michigan University ticket package will receive a co-branded Detroit Tigers and Eastern Michigan University baseball hat and a donation will be made to the Genuine Eastern Michigan (GEM) Scholarship. 
  • The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Green Bay Packers and former EMU offensive lineman, T.J. Lang, Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, TX, Joel Osteen, and Tigers fan John Chirkun.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Jennifer O'Neal representing Eastern Michigan University.

Wednesday, July 20 vs. Minnesota Twins at 1:10 p.m. Gates Open at 11:30 a.m.

  • Play Sun Smart: In partnership with Major League Baseball and the American Academy of Dermatology, the Detroit Tigers bring attention to the prevention of skin cancer. The Tigers host a pregame ceremony featuring local representatives of the American Academy of Dermatology to celebrate its partnership with MLB and encourage players and fans to practice sun-safe behavior. Representatives of the AAD share information about sun-safe behavior at an awareness table on the concourse of Comerica Park.
  • The Rosin Bag will be delivered to the mound by Tigers fan Frank Plodzik, courtesy of Pepsi.
  • The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end and Detroit native, Brandon Graham. He is a graduate of Detroit Public Schools and a former University of Michigan football player who has been recognized for his commitment to community service in Detroit.
  • The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Kelly Williamson.

TRAFFIC UPDATES:

  • For traffic updates fans can find alerts and alternative routes at tigers.com, and visit tigers.com/ballparkapp to download the MLB.com Ballpark app., and fans can follow @tigers on Twitter. 
  • The Detroit Tigers recommend tuning to WWJ 950 AM for up-to-the-minute updates on traffic alerts and closures. 
  • Fans can also check with the Michigan Department of Transportation and the City of Detroit Department of Transportation for real-time road closures and detours at www.michigan.gov/mdot and download the Mi Drive app. and you can also visit www.m-1rail.com.

PAWS TRACKS TO COMERICA PARK:

  • Please remember to avoid delays, it's best to arrive early to Comerica Park. 
  • Traffic patterns may be modified at the discretion of law enforcement agencies.
  • Tigers gameday and event traffic patterns go into effect a minimum of three hours prior to start time.