ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Tigers announced early Friday evening that Max Scherzer will now pitch Game 2 on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Originally, it was Rick Porcello. But Scherzer, who faced six batters in Game 5 of the ALDS on Thursday and needed 32 pitches, clearly must be good enough to get back on the mound for a Sunday start.
That allows Scherzer to pitch Game 6, if necessary, back in Arlington next weekend. So the rotation lines up like this:
Game 2, 6:45 p.m., Rangers Ballpark: LHP Derek Holland vs. RHP Max Scherzer
Game 4, 3 p.m., Comerica Park: LHP Matt Harrison vs. RHP Rick Porcello
Game 5, 3 p.m.*, Comerica Park: LHP C.J. Wilson vs. RHP Justin Verlander
Game 6, 7:05 p.m.*, Rangers Ballpark: LHP Derek Holland vs. RHP Max Scherzer
Game 7, 7:05 p.m.*, Rangers Ballpark: RHP Colby Lewis vs. RHP Doug Fister
* If necessary
NOTE: All games on ESPN 103.3 FM on Radio and Fox on TV.