Max Scherzer proves he's Tigers' new ace in ALDS Game 1 win vs. A's

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Max Scherzer went seven strong, striking out 11 in the Tigers 3-2 win over the A's.

Max Scherzer went seven strong, striking out 11 in the Tigers 3-2 win over the A's.

From there it was all about Scherzer, doing what he has done all season. Both clubhouses were reciting the "it's only one game" and "it's going to be a long series" platitudes afterward, with the exception of the excitable Benoit. "It feels like we're on the verge of another World Series," he said. It's still a little early to say that, but Benoit's enthusiasm was understandable. Having an ace like Scherzer to turn to can make a team feel like anything is possible.