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Tigers pick Max Scherzer to start playoff opener against A’s

From All-Star starter to postseason headliner — Max Scherzer is Jim Leyland’s pick again.

Detroit’s 21-game winner will start the American League Division Series opener Friday night at Oakland, with star Justin Verlander following in Game 2. Leyland announced the Tigers’ rotation Tuesday, putting an end to any speculation about who would start Game 1.

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