Found October 10, 2013 on Fenway Refugees:
DISCLAIMER: I am 100 percent selfishly rooting for the Oakland A's to win today's Game 5 because I live in the Bay Area and I want nothing more than to go to a game. But, my personal feelings aside, let's take a look at who's actually the easier opponent for the Red Sox ALCS: The Tigers or the Athletics? The Tigers: The Red Sox lost the season series to them 4-3, but what I like is that in early September, the Sox took two-of-three at home. One of those wins if you remember, was that historic 20-4 home run derby. Another important point is that Prince Fielder has not been very successful against Red Sox pitchers and Miguel Cabrera has done little this postseason so far. Moreover, they have no left-handed starters and their bullpen isn't very strong—which is good considering they've had to play an extra game—and even almost let the A's come back to take the series on Tuesday when they were up 8-4 in the ninth and gave up two runs. Oakland di...
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