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Tigers' Max Scherzer to miss start

Updated: September 27, 2012, 1:29 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer will miss his start Friday because of a lingering problem with his throwing shoulder, leaving Detroit without one of its top pitchers in the middle of a close division race.

Rookie Drew Smyly will start in Scherzer's place at Minnesota. The Tigers entered Thursday's game against Kansas City with a one-game lead over the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central, but Scherzer wasn't sure if he'd be able to pitch again during the regular season.

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