Found October 22, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The Red Sox and Tigers were a blockbuster matchup for the ALCS, pairing two of the league's most powerful teams during the past decade. The series didn't disappoint, providing six games of tense drama with some moments sure to be remembered for years to come. Boston ultimately prevailed, coming through with the big plays when they mattered the most. Here are five observations from the Red Sox's postseason victory over the Tigers.  1. The bullpens were what we thought they'd be. Going into the ALCS, the Tigers' relief corps was a major question mark, especially the middle relief preceding setup man Drew Smyly and closer Joaquin Benoit. Meanwhile, the Red Sox had a lockdown arm for the ninth inning in Koji Uehara, with Junichi Tazawa setting up and Craig Breslow effective against left-handers. (Remember earlier in the season when both clubs were struggling to find a closer? One team solved their problem, while the other didn't.) This was essentially the...
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