When Doug Fister got cuffed around by the Yankees in the rain-suspended Game 1 of their Division Series, it was easy to say, "See, I told you Doug Fister wasn't really a winner, and that his ERA and strikeout-to-walk ratio this season were just flukes. Also, if you'd bought gold three years ago when I told you, you'd be living in Monaco right now."
You'd still be right about the gold, but Doug Fister's looking pretty good again.
Meanwhile, the Tigers brought their whoopin' sticks to this Game 3, with Miguel Cabrera joining the I-Hit-Home-Runs-Against-the-Texas-Rangers club. Granted, all three of the Tigers' home runs have been solo shots. But with the way Fister's pitching, solo shots are plenty. And even if we've seen the last of Doug Fister, we know the Tigers' bullpen isn't in the habit of blowing late leads - they're 80-0 after leading through the seventh inning.
There's a pitching change in the bottom of the seventh, and it's now Tigers 5, Rangers 1.