Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer and San Francisco righty Matt Cain didn't need to know the outcome of Saturday's World Series game to understand that when they take the mound Sunday the stakes will be high.
Both starters couldn't wait to take advantage of an opportunity to give their team a much-needed - or must-have victory - on Sunday night in Game 4.
''I absolutely relish it,'' Scherzer said. ''This is the start of a lifetime to be able to pitch in the World Series.''
The Giants took a 2-0 lead in the seven-game series into Game 3 on Saturday night.
''You try to trick yourself into thinking it's another game, but you know what's going on,'' Cain said. ''Your mind and your body, they know what's going on. They know it's going to be a big game in the World Series, whether we're up 3-0 or 2-1.''
Both teams probably like their chances with the starters they'll have in the game.
Scherzer, who was 16-7 in the regular season with 231 strikeouts that trailed only teammate Justin V...