Former Tiger Scherzer Tops Yankees in ALDS

MUTIGERS.COM <i>Scherzer joined some elite company with his win over New York on Sunday.</i>
Scherzer joined some elite company with his win over New York on Sunday.

Oct. 2, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former Mizzou pitcher Max Scherzer threw six scoreless innings and earned a postseason win in game two of the American League Division Series (ALDS) on Sunday (Oct. 2) at Yankee Stadium in New York. The former Mizzou ace threw 6.0 innings and allowed just two hits against one of Major League Baseball's top offenses. In fact, Scherzer did not allow a hit until a Robinson Cano bloop single in the sixth inning. He threw 5.1 innings of not-hit baseball and struck out five in the start.

With the win, Scherzer put himself among some elite company as he became just the third pitcher in major league history to throw at least six shutout innings and allow two or less hits in a playoff start against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The other two to do so were Cliff Lee (Rangers, 2010 ALCS) and Warren Spahn (1958 World Series).

The win helped the Tigers draw even with the Yankees in the 2011 ALDS as the teams head back to Detroit for game three. Scherzer is one of two former Tigers playing in the MLB postseason as Ian Kinsler is the starting second baseman for the Texas Rangers, who are currently playing the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS.

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