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Tigers Vs. Pirates: Max Scherzer To Pitch Despite Brother Alex's Recent Suicide

Max Scherzer will pitch for the Detroit Tigers against the Pirates Saturday afternoon even though his younger brother Alex Scherzer took his own life earlier this week.

Max Scherzer will pitch today for the Tigers despite having lost his brother, Alex, 3 days ago. His courage is as immense as this tragedy.

Via Scott Miller of CBS:

Prayers for Max Scherzer & his family. Scherzer pitching for #Tigers today at #Pirates after brother committed suicide. Can’t even imagine.

I’m a Pirates fan, but even I will find it hard not to root for Scherzer on a day like this. Not that anything he does will bring his brother back, obviously. I wish the Scherzer family the best.

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