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

Saturday October 5th, 2013
Max Scherzer went seven strong, striking out 11 in the Tigers 3-2 win over the A's.
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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.

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