Max Scherzer gets the start on the mound tonight for the Tigers, but this one is going to come down to how his teammates perform at the plate.
We can’t really expect Scherzer to do much more than Anibal Sanchez did last night in Oakland. The Tigers lineup needs to pick up their game tonight and end this series.
The A’s counter with A.J. Griffin, who was 7-1 with a 3.06 ERA this year. The good news? Griffin’s lone loss came at Comerica Park against the Tigers just a few weeks ago.
For whatever reason, the Tigers seem to have had more success against right-handed pitching this year.
Quintin Berry will slide into the number two spot tonight, and if he and Austin Jackson get on base, the big boys need to deliver.
Prince Fielder has just one hit in this series. We know he was robbed a couple times last night, but one hit in a playoff series is not going to cut it from a guy who just signed a $214 million dollar contract.
First pitch from Oakland is scheduled for 9:37 on TNT.