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Tigers star pitcher Max Scherzer injures ankle in celebration

The Detroit Tigers clinched the AL Central in the final week of the regular season but now may be without their second best pitcher. Max Scherezer injured his right ankle in the team’s division winning celebration.

“This is a slightly twisted ankle. You know, swollen, but it doesn’t appear to be serious,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “But it’s obviously serious enough that he won’t pitch tomorrow. I wanted to tell you exactly how it happened so there wouldn’t be any speculation about his arm or anything,”

Scherzer is recovering from a sore right shoulder and was scheduled to pitch in the last regular season game to warm up his arm after sitting out his previous start due to the injury. The quality left hander averaged 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings, which is the most among Tigers franchise pitchers.

A teammate accidentally stepped on Scherzer’s ankle as the Tigers stormed the mound during the team’s 6-3 victory against the Kansas City Royals to earn a playoff spot.

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Rally Squirrel gets own MLB commerical

Baseball playoffs haven’t exactly been getting the best ratings… Fox even buried Game 3 of the ALCS in the afternoon for X Factor before a two-hour rain delay ruined the plan, so the MLB’s latest promo featured the St. Louis Cardnials Rally Squirrel. A squirrel ran across the field in Games 4 and 5 of the NLDS between the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. In Game 4, the play as interrupted when the Rally Squirrel ran across home plate as Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt was delivering a pitch to Skip Schumaker. The pitch was called a ball much to Oswalt and Phillies manager Charlie Manuel’s dismay. The Cardinals went on to win the series causing many to attribute the win to the Rally Squirrel. You can follow the Rally Squirrel on Twitter @BuschSquirrel!

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