Yankees vs. Tigers: Scherzer In To Pitch The 6th

We live in a different world.

Detroit's Doug Fister has pitched well for five innings. He did get into that bases-loaded jam in the fourth, and in the fifth he lost his shutout when Robinson Cano homered.

Still, when Fister left the mound after the fifth inning, he'd given up only one run and his team led 3-1.

Nevertheless, Fister's evening is over. Jim Leyland, perhaps figuring the Yankees got some pretty good swings in the fourth and fifth and hey, Doug Fister, is going to his bullpen in the sixth. And look, it's Max Scherzer!

As you'll recall, Scherzer started Game 2 for the Tigers and pitched six shutout innings before giving way to the bullpen. You can bet that Leyland recalls that.

But while Scherzer dazzled the Yankees just a few days ago, he wasn't exactly a Cy Young candidate during the season. The Tigers are up two runs and that's better than the negative alternatives. But there's still a lot of scary baseball left, if you're rooting for guys in grey.

Heading into the bottom of the sixth, it's still Tigers 3, Yankees 1.

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