Originally posted on Yankees Unscripted  |  Last updated 10/8/11
American League Championship Series Preview The Texas Rangers begin defense of their 2010 American League Championship tonight at home versus the Detroit Tigers. The Rangers dispatched of the Tampa Bay Rays in four games and the Tigers defeated the New York Yankees in five games.Each team will have their aces on the mound.  Cy Young Award candidate Justin Verlander, working on normal rest, hopes to return to regular season form, while C.J. Wilson looks to put an awful start in the ALDS behind him.Detroit received bad news this afternoon.  Delmon Young, their team leader in all major offensive categories during the ALDS, (.316 BA, 3 HR, 3 RBI, 4R) will not be available due to an oblique injury and has been removed from the roster. Besides Young, the Tigers offense was putrid during its series with the Yankees.The Rangers offense was not much better versus Tampa Bay, though they received a three home run game from third baseman Adrian Beltre in the ALDS finale.Statistical Notes: Verlander
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