Scherzer, Cabrera help Tigers tie ALDS, swipe home field

The Tigers needed a split in the first two games of the American League Division Series to steal home-field advantage from the New York Yankees. They got it with early offense from Miguel Cabrera, pitching excellence from Max Scherzer, and a shaky-but-effective ninth inning from closer Jose Valverde.

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  1. With rain playing havoc with the schedule for the ALDS, Max Scherzer was bumped up from a Game 3 start Monday to Sunday's Game 2. What did he do in his first-ever postseason start? Oh, just chuck no-hit ball for five-plus innings.
  2. Scherzer even had the full attention of the baseball media Sunday.
  3. Of course, it helped that Miguel Cabrera staked Scherzer to a two-run lead with a first-inning home run, then added a sixth-inning RBI single, followed by one from Victor Martinez.
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