The Baltimore Orioles enter the ALDS fresh off cruising through the AL East by a dozen games, while the Tigers fought hard to earn their fourth straight AL Central title en route to the playoffs. With the opening of the MLB postseason, this best-of-five series is make or break for two of the best teams in the American League. According to TiqIQ, the season average for Baltimore Orioles tickets is $74.99 on the secondary market, but with the postseason rolling into Camden Yards, prices have correspondingly climbed. The series in Baltimore will be 202% above the season average.
10/2 Max Scherzer vs Chris Tillman | Avg. Price: $164.62 | Get-in Price: $55
The series begins Thursday when Baltimore’s starter Chris Tillman faces Detroit’s Max Scherzer. The average price for Thursday’s Orioles vs Detroit Tigers tickets is $165 on the secondary market, 119% above the season average, with a get-in price of $55. Scherzer has been dominant for Detroit this season, posting a record of 18-5 and an ERA of 3.15, earning the label from manager Brad Ausmus as the team’s “best pitcher”. Taking the mound opposite of Scherzer will be the O’s Chris Tillman, who has quietly been a dependable righty in the Baltimore pitching rotation, owning an ERA of 3.34 on his way to a 13-6 record.
10/3 Justin Verlander vs TBA | Avg. Price: $240.42 | Get-in Price: $69
Justin Verlander will take the mound Friday against the Baltimore Orioles in a crucial Game 2 of the ALDS. The average ticket price for this matchup is $240 on the secondary market, 220% above the season average for Oriole Park, with a get-in price of $69. Verlander has regressed from his 2011 Cy Young and MVP titles with an ERA of 4.54 and a record of 15-12 this season, but nonetheless is a daunting matchup for opposing teams. In his last outing, Verlander gave up 1 run on 7 hits through 8 innings, while striking out 6.