Friday, August 31st, 2012

Battle for the AL Central: Detroit Edition

It's August 31. Did you really imagine that the Chicago White Sox would be sitting atop the American League Central? Did you imagine that they would be hold a three-game lead over the heavily-favored Detroit Tigers?

No, I didn't.

Tonight, the two teams play the first game of three in Comerica Park. The worst case scenario for Sox fans would be a sweep. Even if that comes to fruition, the two teams will be tied. The pitching match ups are as follows:

Jake Peavy (9-9, 3.09 ERA) vs. Doug Fister (7-8, 3.67 ERA)

Francisco Liriano (2-0, 4.26 ERA) vs. Max Scherzer (14-6, 4.13)

By the way, check out this video of Max Scherzer.

Chris Sale (15-5, 2.81 ERA) vs. Justin Verlander (12-7, 2.80 ERA)

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