Fittest loser
Article updated: 10/11/2013 9:30 PM

No relief for Red Sox in facing Detroit rotation

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Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer follows through during the seventh inning of Game 4 of the division series against the Oakland Athletics. Scherzer will start in Game 2 of the ALCS against Boston.

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Detroit pitcher Anibal Sanchez, led the AL with a 2.57 ERA, will start in Game 1 of the ALCS against Boston on Saturday.

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The Boston Red Sox were able to relax as they watched Justin Verlander finish Oakland off in the playoffs, secure in the knowledge that they wouldn't have to face him in Game 1 of the AL championship series. Instead, they get the league's ERA champion, Anibal Sanchez. Followed by Max Scherzer, the major league leader in wins.

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    • Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer follows through during the seventh inning of Game 4 of the division series against the Oakland Athletics. Scherzer will start in Game 2 of the ALCS against Boston.
    • Detroit pitcher Anibal Sanchez, led the AL with a 2.57 ERA, will start in Game 1 of the ALCS against Boston on Saturday.
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