Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/17/12
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The Detroit Tigers have built a team for the postseason based on the belief that power arms are the foundation for success. So far, so good. The Tigers grabbed a 3-0 lead on the New York Yankees on Tuesday night behind another standout start from ace Justin Verlander and will try to close out the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night behind another power pitcher, Max Scherzer. "We're facing one of the best pitchers in baseball," manager Jim Leyland said, citing New York's CC Sabathia, "but we've got a good one going for us. "All the teams at this time of year are hard to beat. We're fortunate, certainly. We've put ourselves in decent position, but that's all we've done." Power pitching carried Detroit to within two wins of reaching the World Series a year ago, and the Tigers have added Anibal Sanchez to Verlander, Scherzer and Doug Fister, who doesn't categorize as a power arm but whose mix of pitches and ability to spot his pitches lets him dominate in hi...
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