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Open Thread: ALCS Game 1 - Tigers vs. Annoying Antler-Claw People

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The Detroit Tigers have their ace ready Justin time! Working on normal rest, Tigers' ace Justin Verlander gets the call in Game 1 against the smack-talking CJ Wilson who, in contrast to fellow smack-talker Nyjer Morgan, has not backed it up in the playoffs so far.

Remember that Delmon Young left Game 5 early with a tight oblique -- he is out of the lineup tonight, replaced in LF by Ryan Raburn. These are two scary middles of the order, but at the same when you scrutinize each lineup you also see a few holes defensively. This should be a well-fought series...


The lineups: