A touch of revenge.
Tigers 1, Red Sox 0
The Tigers returned to the scene of the crime (read: ALCS) Friday and put their trust in Max Scherzer (9 GS, 59 IP, 1.83 ERA, 2.79 FIP, 1.7 fWAR) to shepherd them through the first of a three game set. Max was impressive out of the gate, striking out five in the first three innings before a 47 minute rain delay slowed the pace. Max finished with six plus innings and no runs, which the Tigers needed considering that they pushed just a single run across in the 1st inning and tiptoed their way through a bullpen 7th. Nathan got the final three outs and sent the Sox fans home to ruminate about their three World Series in the last ten seasons. The club will try to take the series with New English D-endorsed ace Rick Porcello (7 GS, 44.2 IP, 3.22 ERA, 3.07 FIP, 1.1 fWAR) on the hill Saturday night.
The Moment: Max gets Napoli looking to end the 6th.