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ALCS Open Thread: 10/13 DET @ NYY

Doug Fister and Andy Pettitte take the mound as the 2012 Championship Series opens tonight with the Tigers and Yankees fighting for victory in New York.

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Tonight in the opener of the ALCS, the Tigers take on the Yankees to kick off a rematch of last year's division series. Detroit had yesterday off, but had to wait to see where their next game would be. With the Yankees' win yesterday, the series is set to kick off in New York.

Southpaw Andy Pettitte will take the mound for the Yankees and try to continue his playoff dominance. Over his career, he has made 43 starts in the playoffs, posted a 3.83 ERA, and collected 19 postseason wins to hold the all-time record in Major League Baseball. Despite his loss in Game 2 of the ALDS, he put up a decent performance against the Orioles, tossing seven innings of three-run ball while striking out five.

Pitching for the Tigers will be righty Doug Fister. He was brilliant in the second half of the season, going 8-4 in his last 15 regular season starts and posting the third best ERA in the American League. He pitched in Game 2 of the division series, going seven innings while limiting the Athletics to two runs on six hits. His last experience against the Yankees in the postseason should encourage him as well. Last year, he ended New York's playoff run in game 5 of the ALDS by keeping them to one run in five innings of work. He also went on to beat the Rangers in the 2011 ALCS. Tonight he'll try to keep that playoff success going and give the Tigers an early advantage in this championship series.

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7 game series vs Yankees @ Yankee Stadium

Detroit Tigers
@ New York Yankees

Saturday, Oct 13, 2012, 5:07 PM PDT
Yankee Stadium

Doug Fister vs Andy Pettitte

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 50.

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