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Boston Red Sox
One victory to reach the World Series.
And all that's in Boston's way is 21-game winner Max Scherzer, with Justin Verlander on deck for a seventh game - if it gets that far.
''We all know what we are up against,'' Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia said on Friday after an offday workout to prepare for Game 6 of the AL championship series against the Detroit Tigers. ''I expect it's going to be another one of those tough games.''
A victory in Game 6 on Saturday would eliminate the defending AL champions and send the Red Sox to their third World Series since 2004. Scherzer will face Boston's Clay Buchholz, a repeat of the Game 2 matchup that the Red Sox won 6-5.
Scherzer took a no-hitter and a 5-0 lead into the sixth inning, but the Red Sox rallied against the Tigers bullpen and tied it on David Ortiz's eighth-inning grand slam. Now at least the Boston batters can say they've seen the likely AL Cy Young winner recently.
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Just because Max Scherzer is busy trying to help send the Detroit Tigers to another World Series appearance doesn’t mean he isn’t busy paying attention to college football. Scherzer is a Missouri Tigers alum, and the university had their biggest…Read more →
Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer had twice as many reasons to be happy Saturday night. Not only did his Tigers win Game 1 of the ALCS, but his alma mater, the Missouri Tigers pulled off a huge upset on the gridiron with a 41-26 victory over Georgia.
Scherzer also grew up in Missouri, so he proudly showed his support for the team with a sticker with the final score of the Missouri...
They say legends are born in October.
One was born Saturday night as Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez threw six innings of no-hit baseball and tallied 12 strikeouts.
But he wasn’t the only legend that was born. After he left the game in the sixth due to a high pitch count, the Tigers bullpen, who had been in question all year, took the team no-hitter into the ninth inning.
Max Scherzer has been lights out this year for the Detroit Tigers. A favorite to win the American League Cy Young Award thanks…
The University of Missouri football team pull off an upset when they shocked No. 7 Georgia in Athens on Saturday, and one of the university’s biggest sports alums showed his support shortly after the game.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer is a member of the MU hall of Fame and was the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year back in 2005. Very shortly after Scherzer’s Tigers pulled off...
Once a Tiger, always a Tiger — that rings especially true for MLB pitcher Max Scherzer. Scherzer formerly attended The University of Missouri, and today for his press conference before the Detroit Tigers’ first ALCS game, he decided to brag a little bit about the big football win over Georgia:
#MIZ RT @CaseyJ_WOODTV: Max Scherzer on the #ALCS stage & wears the score of the...
Two elite pitchers may be traded this offseason. Rays pitcher David Price is expecting to be traded, according to MLB Injury News’ Blaine Blontz, but could another ace be dealt as well? It sure looks like it.
There is a “very real chance” that the Detroit Tigers trade Max Scherzer, according to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler. He lists the Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, St...
Two elite pitchers may be traded this offseason. Rays pitcher David Price is expecting to be traded, according to MLB Injury News' Blaine Blontz, but could another ace be dealt as well? It sure looks like it.
There is a "very real chance" that the Detroit Tigers trade Max Scherzer, according to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler. He lists the Washington Nationals, Texas...
Baseball's winter trade market will feature a Cy Young winner.
Or two Cy Young winners.
The Rays will almost certainly trade David Price. But there's also a very real chance that the Tigers trade Max Scherzer according to sources.
Scherzer hasn't won a Cy Young yet but he's the heavy favorite to win the award in the American League this year after going 21-3 with...
The Tigers are playing in the ALCS for the third straight season but that doesn't mean getting here was easy. They had to win two elimination games in the ALDS against the Athletics earlier this week including Game 4 after being down three runs early. Detroit was on the brink of going home.
In that Game 4 manager Jim Leyland used Game 1 starter Max Scherzer out of the bullpen...
It's easy to envision the Detroit Tigers winning the American League Championship Series. Heck, if right-handers Anibal Sanchez, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander pitch to their abilities, the series might not even be close.
Much has been made of the Boston Red Sox's transformation in character, and the Sox are indeed a tough-minded group. But the Tigers possess similar...
8 a.m. ET: The Tigers won Game 1 behind a superb performance by Anibal Sanchez and four relievers. Detroit now has Max Scherzer going in Game 2 and Justin Verlander waiting in the wings for Game 3.
For most teams, that would signify that the end is near. The Red Sox are unlike most teams, though, as Boston tends to play its best baseball when its back is against the wall.
When the Tigers fell behind the A’s two games to one in the series, they knew they’d need either Max Scherzer or Justin Verlander to pitch well if they were to advance. As it turned out, they needed them both — Scherzer recorded some critical outs in Game 4, and then Verlander recorded a lot more of them in Game 5, starting in what would’ve been Scherzer’s place. For eight...
Red Sox manager John Farrell is making some adjustments for tonight's Game Two against Max Scherzer. Mike Carp will start at first base and Jonny Gomes will be in left. Both Mike Napoli and Daniel Nava—a combined 2 for 23 against Scherzer—will sit. Clay Buchholz will try to avoid a scenario where Boston goes to Motown down 0-2 and facing Justin Verlander in Game Three.