Tigers to get Sunday-night spotlight on ESPN2

Tigers to get Sunday-night spotlight on ESPN2

DETROIT -- For the second straight year, the Tigers and White Sox will play a Sunday-night game at Comerica Park on Labor Day weekend. ESPN made the announcement on Friday, selecting the Sept. 2 matchup between the AL Central contenders for its national broadcast and shifting the game to an 8:06 p.m. ET start.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. It'll be the second Sunday-night game this season for the Tigers, who beat the Reds under the lights in June with a eighth-inning comeback off Aroldis Chapman.

Fans may remember last year's Tigers-White Sox matchup as the 18-2 rout that featured a five-run fourth inning and a seven-run sixth, completing a series sweep that pretty much sent the Tigers on their way to the division title. Add their win in Chicago in 2010, and the Tigers have beaten the White Sox on Sunday night in back-to-back Septembers.

Also like last year, the Tigers will have to bounce back quickly from a Sunday-night game against the White Sox to play a Labor Day matinee against the Indians. Unlike last year, though, the Tigers won't have to travel for it, with the game being played in Detroit.