Keys to Game 1 of both ALDS 

September, 30, 2011
9/30/11
2:20
PM ET
Here's what I'll be looking for as I watch Game 1 of both American League Division Series tonight.

Detroit Tigers-New York Yankees



• Realistically, Detroit ace Justin Verlander has to beat CC Sabathia for the Tigers to have a chance of winning the series. I'm looking to see how well Verlander can utilize his secondary offerings against the Yankees' potent lineup. Unlike a lot of teams, the Yankees can handle high-90s velocity, as they showed against David Price on Wednesday night.