New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia. (Photo : REUTERS/Dave Kaup)
If all goes well for Detroit fans, the Tigers are only 27 strikeouts away from winning the American League Championship Series and clinching a spot at the World Series.
Currently, the Tigers lead the best of seven ALCS with three games against zero for the New York Yankees.
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The game was meant to be played yesterday but Mother Nature decided to pitch some rain to the area.
Pitching for the Tigers and hopefully ensure a sweep will be right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer. Meant to pitch yesterday, he was given the extra day off due to the rain.
Scherzer, for approximately the last 23 innings against the Yankees, has three wins and one loss with an ERA of 3.42 and delivered 25 strikeouts. His last postseason game resulted in a loss with only 11 strikeouts and a 3.27 ERA.
Looking to save the Yankees from the sweep is left-handed pitcher Carsten Charles "CC" Sabathia. During the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles, he allowed only three runs during the 17 and 2/3 innings he pitched, and delivered 16 strikeouts.
When it comes to pitching against Detroit, Sabathia pitched a whopping 223.2 innings with 18 wins but 12 losses. For the games pitched against the Tigers, Sabathia delivered 185 strikeouts for an era of 4.43 for the 223.2 innings.
According to MLB.com, "The Yankees are hitting .182 with five runs in three games -- all on the strength of home runs. They have scored in only two of 30 innings."
Sabathia said, "As cold as we are, we can get just as hot, especially with our lineup and the veterans we have and great players we have. We always have faith that if you gout and do your job, you are going to score runs. And we have all year."
The Yankees and Tigers play at Comerica Park at 4 p.m. EDT on TBS and ESPN Radio.