A trip to Comerica Park to watch the reigning American League Champion Detroit Tigers will cost more this year, but, overall, prices remain under the major-league average.

The average family of four can expect to spend $189.02 to attend a Tigers game this year, according to Chicago-based Team Marketing Report's annual Major League Baseball Fan Cost Index, released Monday. That's up 7.5 percent over last year, but well under the major-league average of $210.46.

The Fan Cost Index total includes the price of four non-premium tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car and two adult-size, adjustable baseball caps.

While food and beverage prices remained flat, Tiger ticket prices rose.

The Tigers, coming off a World Series appearance in 2012, raised ticket prices 12 percent to an average of $26.36, according to the report. Last year's ticket prices averaged $23.54.

Each of Detroit's four American League Central Division rivals lowered prices, the report showed.

The average major-league ticket cost is $27.36. The Boston Red Sox have the most expensive tickets at an average of $53.38, followed by the New York Yankees at an average of $51.55.

Though tickets to games at Comerica Park are average by major-league standards, those prices have escalated at astronomical levels on the secondary — resale — market.

New York-based ticket data firm TiqIQ last week said the average Tigers ticket on the secondary market costs $111, nearly quadruple the price of the average ticket at face value.