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61-52, 2nd place, 1 game behind CWS, tied for WC lead
Despite allowing too many baserunners (10 in 6 innings; the Rangers had at least one base runner in every inning), Scherzer’s too many strikeouts got him out of one jam after another, and then Dotel and Valverde impressively shut the door on a 6-2 Tigers win.
Today’s match-up looks to be the most favorable of the series on paper, as JV takes on Derek Holland. Holland has been terrible as of late, giving up 6 ER in 3 of his last 4 starts, and posting a 6.30 ERA over his last 10 outings. He also has a 6.19 ERA at home this year (vs. 4.06 on the road, park effects can’t be that bad) so we should be able to plate a few this evening.
JV has a career 1.90 ERA vs. the Rangers, and 8 out of 10 quality starts. Verlander is 3-0 against the West this year with a 1.89 ERA.
Prediction: Prince Fielder, who has become a hitter with power, not just a power hitter, will finish the season 2nd in the Majors in RBIs.
What I would like to see for Tonight’s Lineup (someone please post later):
1. Jackson, CF
2. Infante, 2B
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Young, DH
6. Peralta, SS
7. Boesch, RF
8. Baker, LF
9. Laird, C
BEST OF MAXIM
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61-53, 2nd place, 1 game behind CWS, .5 games behind Brandon Inge and Oakland for the WC lead (which means tied for 2nd WC spot)
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