Former Tiger Scherzer Pitches Detroit to World Series

MUTIGERS.COM <i>Scherzer took a no-hit bid into the sixth on Thursday.</i>
Scherzer took a no-hit bid into the sixth on Thursday.

Oct. 18, 2012

DETROIT, Mich. - Former Mizzou All-American pitcher Max Scherzer pitched the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball into their second World Series since 2006 on Thursday afternoon with an electrifying start against the Yankees at Comerica Park in game four of the American League Championship Series. In all, Scherzer pitched 5.2 innings of two-hit baseball, striking out 10 and allowing just one earned run against the vaunted New York Yankee lineup. In all, his Detroit Tigers topped the Yankees, 8-1, to complete a four-game sweep.

The win for the Detroit Tigers sends them to the World Series, marking the third straight year that a former Mizzou Tiger will play for the World Series Championship. Of course, former Tiger infielder Ian Kinsler reached the fall classic in each of the last two seasons with the Texas Rangers.

Back to Scherzer on Thursday, the former Tiger ace was lights out against the Yankees. In fact, he capped an impressive run for Detroit starting pitchers by taking a no-hit bid into the sixth before giving up a leadoff triple to Yankee shortstop Eduardo Nunez. He teamed with the rest of the Detroit Tiger starting rotation to give up just two earned runs against the Yankees in the four-game sweep of New York

Of course this means that the Scherzer has a chance to pitch in his home state in the World Series as the St. Louis Cardinals are leading the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, in the National League Championship Series. Scherzer is a St. Louis native as he has the potential to pitch a World Series game in his hometown.

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