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Tigers have faith in underappreciated Doug Fister in Game 4

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DETROIT — On a staff with one pitcher who already has a Cy Young and an MVP (Justin Verlander), another who is the leading contender to win this season’s Cy Young (Max Scherzer), and another who led the American League in ERA in 2013 (Anibal Sanchez), Doug Fister realizes how he could be seen as the George Harrison of the rotation — the underappreciated Beatle.

His credentials are there.

He finished with more wins than Verlander this season (if only by one).

And just two years ago, he went 7 innings in a crucial ALCS win over the Texas Rangers.

He’s Detroit’s starter for Wednesday night’s game, against Boston’s Jake Peavy.

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