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Tigers' Max Scherzer, Athletics' Bartolo Colon to start Game 1 of playoff series
Tigers' Max Scherzer, Athletics' Bartolo Colon to start Game 1 of playoff series

From All-Star starter to postseason headliner, Max Scherzer is Jim Leyland's pick again. Detroit's 21-game winner will start an American League best-of-five division series opener Friday night against the Athletics at Oakland, with Justin Verlander pitching Game 2 on Saturday. Leyland announced the Tigers rotation Tuesday, putting an end to any speculation about who would start Game 1. Right-hander Bartolo Colon, 40, will get the ball for the Athletics in the opener, his first postseason appearance in eight years. Scherzer (21-3) was the only 20-game winner in the majors this year and started for the AL in the All-Star game, which Leyland managed. The Tigers won the AL...

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