The Tigers are starting things off with Justin Verlander. Because Jim Leyland opted to not let Verlander pitch in Game 5 against the New York Yankees, he is available as the Game 1 starter. Max Scherzer, who did pitch in Game 5 on Thursday, will get the start in Game 2. Originally he was scheduled to go later in the series, but Leyland moved him up and decided to give the start in Game 3 to Doug Fister and the start in Game 4 to Rick Porcello. This allows Scherzer to potentially start twice in the series.
The Rangers are starting C.J. Wilson on Saturday night. Derek Holland will take the hill in Game 2, and Colby Lewis will start in Game 3. Matt Harrison is set to start in Game 4.
Here's a look at the matchups for this series:
Game 1: Justin Verlander vs.
Game 2: Max Scherzer vs. Derek Holland
Game 3: Doug Fister vs. Colby Lewis
Game 4: Rick Porcello vs. Matt Harrison
Game 5: Justin Verlander vs. C.J. Wilson
Game 6: Max Scherzer vs. Derek Holland
Game 7: Doug Fister vs. Colby Lewis