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Tigers turn to Scherzer in Game 1 of ALDS rematch with A's

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers' quest toward another pennant begins the same way it did a year ago, with a best-of-five American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics.The A's gave Detroit all it could handle last year, as the Tigers needed to win a decisive fifth game at O.co Coliseum to advance to the ALCS, where they swept the New York Yankees.Of course, Detroit's run ended in the World Series, as it was swept in four games by the San Francisco Giants.Oakland may have been content with just making the playoffs last season, but it's a different story this year for the A's, who enter the postseason with perhaps the most complete team on the American League side."We were just riding that emotion and certainly happy to be where we were," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "But the mindset was different this spring; the expectations were different."Last year, of course, the Athletics needed to win their final six games - including a three-game sweep of the Texas Ran...

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  1. Orioles place Hammel, two other starters on ALDS roster

    Starting pitchers Jason Hammel, Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez were added to the 25-man roster as the Baltimore Orioles ready for their showdown with the rival New...

  2. Verlander pitches Tigers over A's in ALDS opener

    The Oakland Athletics' remarkable 2012 season has been highlighted by impressive comebacks. They'll have to make another one to extend it.Justin Verlander struck out...

  3. ALDS PREVIEW - TAMPA BAY RAYS VS. BOSTON RED SOX

    (SportsNetwork.com) - What a difference a year makes.The Boston Red Sox lost 93 games last season. This year they head into the postseason as the top team in the Ame...

  4. Red Sox, Rays start ALDS at Fenway

    (SportsNetwork.com) - What a difference a year makes.The Boston Red Sox lost 93 games last season. This year they head into the postseason as the top team in the Ame...

  5. Lobaton's HR keeps Rays alive in ALDS

    St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays may just have the Boston Red Sox right where they want them.Jose Lobaton smacked a game-winning solo home...

  6. Tigers, A's try to gain upper hand, as ALDS shifts to Motown

    (SportsNetwork.com) - Clay Buchholz tries to pitch the Boston Red Sox to a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, as the American League Division Series s...

  7. ALDS PREVIEW - DETROIT TIGERS VS. OAKLAND ATHLETICS

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers' quest toward another American League pennant begins the same way it did a year ago, with a best-of-five American League Div...

  8. Tigers, Yanks play Game 2 of ALDS in the Bronx

    Detroit manager Jim Leyland once referred to the potent lineup of the New York Yankees as "Murderers' Row and Cano". Leyland and the Tigers will try to slow down Rob...

  9. Shields tries to send Rays home with commanding ALDS lead over Rangers

    James Shields tries to send the Tampa Bay Rays home with a commanding lead in the American League Division Series this evening when they play Game 2 against the Texa...

  10. Aces Wild: Verlander, Sabathia meet again in pivotal ALDS Game 3

    Detroit's Justin Verlander and New York's CC Sabathia square off once again this evening when the American League Division Series shifts to Comerica Park for a pivot...

  11. ALDS Preview - Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees

    It's no surprise that the New York Yankees are back in the postseason for the 16th time in the last 17 years. However, it is a surprise that the Yankees not only won...

  12. ALDS Preview - Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers

    Maybe there is something to this destiny thing.The Tampa Bay Rays certainly hope so, as they continue their improbable run in a rematch of last year's American Leagu...

  1. We meet again: Yanks, Orioles kick off ALDS at Camden Yards

    The New York Yankees begin their quest for a 28th World Series title on Sunday when they open the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles at Ca...

  2. Tigers aim for 2-0 series edge over A's in ALDS

    (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Verlander can put a season's worth of frustration behind him on Saturday, as he tries to give the Detroit Tigers a commanding two games ...

  3. Price, Rays hope to even ALDS vs. Red Sox

    (SportsNetwork.com) - David Price has been magnificent over his career at Fenway Park. The Tampa Bay Rays hope that trend will continue on Saturday when they try to ...

  4. Rays finalize ALDS roster

    Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays finalized their roster for the American League Division Series against Boston and, as expected, added a pair of p...

  5. ALDS Preview - Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees

    The New York Yankees begin their quest for a 28th World Series title on Sunday when they open the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles at Ca...

  6. Rangers host Rays in ALDS rematch

    The Texas Rangers eye a third straight win this evening when they start a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.Texas, of course...

  7. A's edge Tigers to even ALDS

    Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Athletics rookie Sonny Gray matched 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP Justin Verlander in a pitching duel, and Oakland squeaked...

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