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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16:  Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers throws the first pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Underrated Doug Fister Continues Streak Of Terrific Starting Pitching

On a pitching rotation that includes All-Star Game starter Max Scherzer, ERA champion Anibal Sanchez and 2011 Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander, one can easily be overlooked.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16:  Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single scoring Omar Infante #4 in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Leyland’s Lineup Shake-Up Works Well For Jackson, Offense In General

Instead of being the first hitter of the game to try and pick apart the opposing pitcher, Jackson got to watch seven other guys do it first, and he said it helped.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Boston Red Sox in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jackson Leads Revamped Detroit Lineup To 7-3 Win

Austin Jackson was dropped from first to eighth in the batting order, and suddenly the Boston Red Sox couldn’t get him out.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08: Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers watches batting practice prior to Game Four of the American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland Is A Genius – For At Least One Night

All the buzz heading into Game 4 was about Jim Leyland’s lineup.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15: Hernan Perez #26 of the Detroit Tigers is out at second base as Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox turns a doucle play in the ninth inning during Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Caputo: Game 4 ALCS – And 3 Reasons Valdity Of Tigers’ Trade For Jose Iglesias Is On The Line

By: Pat Caputo @patcaputo98 1. The Red Sox discarded Iglesias for the sole purpose of augmenting their pitching staff by acquiring Jake Peavy from the White Sox in a three-way trade (the Tigers sent outfielder […]

97.1 The Ticket–10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15:  John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Avila On Offense: ‘At This Time Of Year, Pitching Always Dominates’ [VIDEO]

Rather than worry about the lack of offense, though, the Tigers simply credited John Lackey.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout during Game Three of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Verlander Stellar Again, Now With 31 Strikeouts Through Three Playoff Games

After a season of relative chaos, Justin Verlander finally looks settled in.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15: Torii Hunter #48 celebrates with third base coach Tom Brookens #61 after reaching third on a single by Prince Fielder #28 in the first inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Hunter On Close Losses: ‘You Don’t Say It Hurts’

Some losses sting more than others, and the last two losses by the Detroit Tigers fit in categories that rank among the worst.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers bats against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tigers Stars Swing And Miss, Bosox Take ALCS Lead

Cabrera and Fielder both struck out swinging with runners at the corners to end the eighth inning as the Boston Red Sox held on to beat the Tigers 1-0 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in the AL championship series.

97.1 The Ticket–10/15/2013

Tiger fans Matt Bengle with his son Mason, 7, for Game 3 of ALCS. (WWJ/Jon Hewett)

Tigers Fans Lament Lost Opportunities In ALCS

The Detroit Tigers had it set up perfectly: Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder coming to the plate with a chance to tie the game, or even take the lead.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2013

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