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1. Tigers left-handed batters could be a big factor
If the Tigers judge Chris Carpenter by his most recent outings against the Mets, they may get the wrong idea. Carpenter's ERA in his two NLCS starts was 5.73. He struck out only five Mets batters in the two games and walked four.