Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/17/12
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DETROIT -- Dominant starting pitching has become the theme of the postseason for the Detroit Tigers. Justin Verlander's third sensational outing of the playoffs Tuesday night led the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees, giving Detroit a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. Manager Joe Girardi will send his ace, CC Sabathia, out Wednesday night to see if he can prolong the series. Detroit will look to Max Scherzer to end it. "How do we win (Wednesday)?" Girardi said. "That's what I start thinking about now. We have to out-hit them, and we have to out-pitch them. "You've got to put it all behind you. You've got your ace on the mound. Win a game and then see what happens." Verlander's bid for a second straight shutout ended when his hanging curve was lined over the left field wall by Eduardo Nunez to lead off the ninth inning. That ended Verlander's scoreless-innings streak at 23. Lefty Phil Coke relieved Verlander after the start...
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