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ALCS Game 2 Preview: Tigers at Rangers

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers

Probable Pitchers:
Monday October 10, 4:19p:
RHP Max Scherzer (1-0, 1.23, 7 K, 4 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Ian Kinsler (4 for 13, 1 3B, 3 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Josh Hamilton (2 for 12, 3 K)


LHP Derek Holland (1-0, 1.42, 2 K, 2 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Delmon Young (6 for 12, 2 HR, 2 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Miguel Cabrera (0 for 3, 2 K)

What to Watch For:
1. With Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez headed off the ALCS roster after injuring his ankle on Saturday, Delmon Young heads back onto the roster.

Young was left off after a left oblique strain that occurred in Game 5 of the ALDS and the Tigers were unsure when he would be able to return. With Ordonez out for the remainder of the postseason, the Tigers had no choice and no other options than to bring back Young.

He is playing in left field and batting 3rd for today's game.

2. With the rainout last night, the extra day gives Max Scherzer an extra days rest. Scherzer was slated to start last night after pitching in relief just two days before in New York. Scherzer has had great success against the Rangers in his career. In 6 games, he is 3-0 with a 3.41 ERA and 31 strikeouts.

On Deck:
Tuesday October 11, 8:05p:
Colby Lewis at Doug Fister

Wednesday October 12, 4:19p:
Matt Harrison at Rick Porcello