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Scherzer's chance to shine

The AL Cy Young favorite has his chance to show the world what he can do

Updated: October 19, 2013, 1:35 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- Whom would you choose to take the mound in an elimination game, with a long winter of what-ifs just one loss away? And no, Sandy Koufax is not available. Besides, Sandy is 77 years old, so he probably couldn't go much more than five innings (six tops) even if he would be working on 17,237 days' rest.

The choice should be fairly simple. You would want the season's best pitcher, or at least the season's best pitcher in your league, the likely Cy Young winner. And just as ...

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