Tigers and A's Name Starters 10/2/13
DETROIT - Max Scherzer will start Detroit's AL division series opener Friday night at Oakland, with star Justin Verlander following in Game 2. The 21-3 Scherzer was baseball's lone 20-game winner this year and started for the American League in the All-Star game. The Athletics have tabbed 40-year-old Bartolo Colon (bar-TOH'-loh koh-LOHN') as their Game 1 starter with rookie Sonny Gray going in Game 2.
The Tigers won the AL Central for a third straight year, thanks to an exceptionally deep rotation. Anibal (AH'-nih-bahl) Sanchez, the AL's ERA leader, won't pitch until Game 3 against the Athletics. Doug Fister starts Game 4. Jarrod Parker will pitch for Oakland in Game 3 in Detroit and Dan Straily goes in a potential Game 4 for the A's.