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“But no excuses. We’re back at home, this is our chance.”

No mistaking that the Series has shifted from California to Michigan.

In San Francisco, it was downright balmy in the 60s, and made for a pair of picture-perfect settings to play ball.

At Comerica, it was in the mid-40s and the lights were turned on while the Tigers worked out. The forecast was for Game 3 was for temperatures to drop into the upper 30s in the later innings.

“We have got heaters in the dugout for both teams, obviously. Ours is going to be a little warmer than theirs, I think, tomorrow night,” Leyland said. “But that’s all right. We’re not going to tell them that. I’m just kidding.”

“You know what? It’s cold, but I mean this is the World Series. It’s cold for everybody. It’s cold for the fans, the beer is cold, everything is cold. It’s great. Enjoy it.”

While the Tigers have lost five straight World Series games dating to 2006 against St. Louis, they’ve also won five postseason home games in a row. Detroit began that string last year in the ALCS, took two against Oakland this year in the division series and then finished off an ALCS sweep of the Yankees.

Overall, the Tigers have taken eight straight at home.

“I think a lot of teams, your really good teams, they dominate at home. That’s what they do – the Cardinals, the Reds, they were really tough at home,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

“We ended up having a pretty good home record, despite having some struggles there in September or late August. But it’s a team that feeds on probably their home crowd, and they’re more comfortable at home, and that’s usually the case in baseball. But this certainly is a club that we know is playing very well here.”