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Scherzer, Colon get Game 1 starts

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Right-hander Max Scherzer will take the mound for the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday night against the Oakland Athletics, who will start Bartolo Colon.

Scherzer was 21-3 during the regular season. Colon, 40, will make his first postseason appearance since 2005 with the Angels.

The remainder of the Tigers' four-man rotation for the series is Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Doug Fister.

A's manager Bob Melvin will go with rookie Sonny Gray in Game 2.

Game 1 is scheduled for 9:30 ET on Friday.
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