Of the 16 possible matchups between these franchises, 15 have occurred thus far, with the Giants and Tigers meeting for the 1st time last year, leaving the Dodgers vs. the Tigers as the only matchup that has yet to take place.
They came close a few times. The Dodgers won the World Series in 1981 and 1988, while the Tigers won in 1984. The Dodgers played in the World Series in '63, '65 and '66, before the Tigers won in '68. The Tigers won pennants in '40 and '45, while the Dodgers won theirs in '41, '47 and '49.