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Max Scherzer Has Detroit's World Series Hopes Riding On His Shoulders

The Parkway Central graduate will pitch Sunday in hopes of avoiding a San Francisco Giants sweep.

Max Scherzer pitched in the game that got the Detroit Tigers to the World Series, defeating the New York Yankees to end the American League Championship Series. Sunday, he'll pitch to keep his team from getting swept away in the Fall Classic.

The San Francisco Giants kept up their postseason push with a 2-0 win Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the series. Scherzer, the Parkway Central graduate will face Matt Cain.

"I absolutely relish it,” Scherzer told The Washington Post.

In a media briefing prior to Sunday's start, who died in June, was a topic of conversation. 

"Life goes on no matter what happens," The Tampa Bay Times quoted Scherzer. "And the sun always comes up, so you better have a positive outlook on life, and a positive outlook on what to do with your life. So for me, right now, playing baseball puts a smile on everybody's face."

On the lighter side of things, Scherzer's run in the postseason has also brought recognition for his eyes, which are different colors. The blog Big League Stew points out that he shares the distinction with Mila Kunis, among others.

Game 4 can be seen Sunday at 7 p.m. on FOX.

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