Found October 08, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- The Tigers know they need to score more runs to win their American League division series against the Oakland Athletics. They have just six runs -- scored in two three-run innings -- and trail the series, 2-1. They're also going to need big performances from Doug Fister on Tuesday at Comerica Park, and hopefully, Max Scherzer on Thursday back in Oakland.. Fister talked before Monday's 6-3 Tigers loss about the pressure of pitching in an elimination game. "It's a game that I'm honored to pitch," Fister said. "When your name is called, you are ready to go. I'm not going to change anything. I'm going to have the same mindset that I've had all year. "The biggest thing is to go out there and execute. You make sure you've done your homework and your preparation, and you go out and get the job done." If Fister's postseason record is anything to go on, the Tigers have a pretty good shot at forcing a fifth game. He struggled in long relief in Game 1 of the 2011 ALDS against the Yankees, but he's been lights out since. In five starts -- one in each of Detroit's series over the past two seasons -- he posted a 1.71 ERA and the Tigers have gone 4-1. Even in his one loss -- Game 2 of last year's World Series -- he gave up only one run in six innings. "We've just got to go out there and play our game," Fister said. "That's the only way to do this."
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