Yankees vs. Tigers, 2012 ALCS Game 4: Time, TV schedule, lineups and more

Leon Halip - Getty Images

Max Scherzer takes to the mound with the Tigers on the verge of a World Series birth.

The Detroit Tigers will have a chance on Wednesday night to sweep the New York Yankees and clinch a birth in this year's World Series -- all they'll have to do is beat CC Sabathia. The Yankees ace will be on the hill as the team looks to salvage its season, and he's been brilliant so far in these playoffs, pitching 17.2 innings in two starts while allowing just three earned runs and striking out 16.

The Tigers will counter with Max Scherzer, who allowed no earned runs over 5.1 innings while striking out eight batters in his lone playoff start against the Oakland Athletics. Scherzer faced the Yankees once this season, but it was way back in late April in a start in Yankee Stadium. In that game, Scherzer allowed seven hits and seven walks in 4.2 innings, giving up three earned runs.

Scherzer is a different pitcher now, though, and if he pitches as he has for much of the year, the Tigers may be popping champagne on Wednesday night.

First pitch is at 8:07 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on TBS.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.