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Tigers alter rotation for ALCS

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 1, 7:05 p.m., Rangers Ballpark: LHP C.J. Wilson vs. RHP Justin Verlander

Game 2, 6:45 p.m., Rangers Ballpark: LHP Derek Holland vs. RHP Max Scherzer

Game 3, 7:05 p.m., Comerica Park: RHP Colby Lewis vs. RHP Doug Fister

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.