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 t...