Found October 19, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
The Detroit Tigers havent played in a Game 7 in 45 years. But the potential for that exists if Max Scherzer can beat the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, and provide Justin Verlander a chance to start a winner-take-all game Sunday night at Fenway Park. Scherzer has struck out 26 in 16 innings during this postseason, while posting a 2.25 ERA and frustrating batters by holding them to a .148 batting average. Verlander has allowed one run in 23 playoff innings for a 0.39 ERA against some of the best hitters in the American League. Hes struck out 31 and held batters to a .127 average. Its going to be very tough, said Tigers catcher Alex Avila, but its doable. Weve got our two best pitching, and well give it our best shot. Four of the five games in this series have been decided by one run, so the groundwork has been laid for what could become a classic showdown should Detroit force Game 7. Since winning the 1968 World Series by overcoming a 3-1 deficit in games to the St. Louis Cardina...

Detroit Tigers v. Red Sox on the brink of epic

Nothing has been easy for the Detroit Tigers this year. Some like to play ‘blame the manager’. Others point a finger at the Tigers’ business-like approach to the game, begging for a little fire, a little fight. But time and time again Jim Leyland has said “We are who we are”. He doesn’t apologize for it. He doesn’t necessarily expect you to understand it either. And...

Live Chat: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox in game 6 of the ALCS

Join us below for a real-time discussion during game six of the ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. Coverage will begin at 8pn (EST) on FOX.

Buchholtz vs. Scherzer: Round Two

Written by Refugee Insider Richard Studebaker in Tampa, Fla. Well my beloved Red Sox sisters and brothers, wear your lucky socks, shampoo and condition your playoff beard, and button up that same red and white jersey you haven't cleaned this whole post-season, because tonight is we have a nail-biter. What's new am I right? Tonight Game 6 of the American...

MLB Game Picks - Saturday: October 19, 2013

Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals and the team's fans for making it to the World Series after their 9-0 exclamation point of a victory over Clayton Kershaw, Donnie Baseball and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Congratulations also go to the Dodgers who had a great season that fell a couple of games short. The game yesterday showed off all of the Cardinals strengths...

Tigers rumors: Max Scherzer’s future in Detroit uncertain

Max Scherzer is a clear front-runner for the Cy Young award after a tremendous 21-3 2013 campaign, however, his future with the Detroit Tigers remains to be seen according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Scherzer is set to become a free-agent at the end of the 2014 season and as his stock continues to rise each year, he may fall out of the Tiger’s price range despite the...

Brilliant rotation not enough for Tigers

In a scene emblematic of Detroit's postseason downfall, Max Scherzer could only watch. In fact, there was little any of the Tigers' starting pitchers could have done differently to prevent another disappointing ending to a fine year. ''Normally if you pitch the way we pitched in this series, you would probably think that you had won,'' manager Jim Leyland...

Relievers can't match rotation

Max Scherzer dressed silently after his strong outing, the latest by a Tigers starter. Jose Veras did the same in an adjacent locker after his blunder, the latest by a Tigers reliever. No words necessary. Justin Verlander would not get a chance to produce another gem in Game 7. The AL championship series ended Saturday night when the Boston Red Sox beat Detroit, 5-2, in Game 6...

Detroit Faces Elimination in Game 6 of the ALCS

Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers faced elimination tonight against Clay Buccholz and the Boston Red Sox in game six of the American League Championship Series. Torii Hunter would start of the game with a single, but Buchholz got out of the inning with strike-outs by Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. Followed by a fly out by Victor Martinez. Scherzer would also...

3 Bold Predictions for Game 6

Photo Courtesy of NESN Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016) Contributing Writer I picked the Red Sox to win in 6 and I'm sticking with it, although part of me hopes I'm wrong because I won tickets to a potential game 7. Without further ado, here are my 3 bold predictions that will lead to a Red Sox win tonight. 1.) Clay Bucholz will pitch 6+ strong innings: This definitely is...

Red Sox-Tigers Live: Clay Buchholz Faces Max Scherzer in Game 6 As Sox Look to Punch Ticket to World Series

3:10 p.m.: We still don’t know the Red Sox’ exact Game 6 lineup, but John Farrell on Friday gave us a pretty good idea of what it’s going to look like. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jonny Gomes and Xander Bogaerts will all be in the starting lineup for Saturday’s Game 6. Stephen Drew, who is just 1-for-17 with eight strikeouts in the ALCS, will remain in the lineup. 8 a.m. ET:...

Tigers vs. Red Sox, Game 6 ALCS: Grand slammed to death

I don't think I'll be able to order a Grand Slam at Denny's ever again. David Ortiz's late-inning grand slam won Game 2, crushing the Tigers' hopes to go up 2-0 before three games back in Detroit, and Jose Victorino ended their World Series dreams on Saturday with a go-ahead grand slam. Now, for another 162 days or so, I'll have this horrible taste in my mouth...

ALCS Game 6: Tigers Try To Stay Alive

The American Championship League Series returns to Fenway Park in Boston for game six with the home team holding a three games to two lead. Max Scherzer will again take the mound for the Detroit Tigers in hopes of extending their season just one more day.  He will be opposed by the Red Sox’s  Clay Buchholz. These two pitchers started game two which will go down in postseason...
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