MLB Playoffs: Justin Verlander Can't Lose? Neither Could These Five Who Did

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MLB Playoffs: Justin Verlander Can't Lose? Neither Could These Five Who Did
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Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is going to face the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Comerica Park.

The Yankees have not been able to score a single run off of any Tigers pitcher not named Jose Valverde. In fact, their offense has been non existent in the postseason against any Baltimore or Detroit pitcher other than the closers.

What chance do the sputtering bats have against the league's best pitcher, Justin Verlander? Game 3 is as much of a lock for the Tigers as a team could get. There is no way Verlander could lose.

Or maybe he could.

There have been several instances where a pitcher even more dominant than Verlander faced an easy foe in the postseason. And in each of these five instances, the unbeatable pitcher was beaten.

Do not get cocky, Tigers fans. There are precedents for even bigger upsets in October.

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