Tigers need Max Scherzer to deliver

Right-hander must give Detroit a quality start in Game 2, or it could be a short ALCS

Originally Published: October 9, 2011
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- OK, so you think there is pressure on Detroit starter Max Scherzer on Sunday night? His Tigers lost Game 1 of the ALCS with their ace, Justin Verlander, on the mound. Scherzer will pitch on two days' rest after throwing 1 1/3 innings of relief in Game 5 of the Division Series against the Yankees. He had a 4.43 ERA during the regular season, and if he doesn't come up with a big start against one of the game's most potent offenses at what is certain to be a very loud Rangers ...

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