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Boston Red Sox
After a 7-3 loss to the Tigers in Game 4 of the ALCS, the Red Sox bounced back to take a 4-3 victory in Game 5 on Thursday. With the win, Boston takes a 3-2 lead in the series and can close out the series Saturday at Fenway Park.
Mike Napoli led off the second inning with a home run off Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez to begin the scoring for the Red Sox. Jonny Gomes then reached base on an error by Miguel Cabrera. Gomes moved to third on a double by Xander Bogaerts and another double from David Ross drove him home. Bogaerts came in to score on a single by Jacoby Ellsbury and the Red Sox opened up a 3-0 lead.
Sanchez managed to last six innings despite allowing those three runs in the second, but was hardly the same pitcher that didn't allow a hit to the Red Sox in Game 1 of this series. Overall, he gave up four runs (three earned) and nine hits, while striking out five batters. Boston scored its fourth run in the third inning on a wild pitch that enabled Napoli to sc...
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David Ortiz has accomplished some tremendous feats with the Red Sox. But to this day, one of the most impressive, manly and just plain awesome things that Ortiz has ever done came while he was still with the Twins.
Ortiz, who continues to add to his impressive resume, once hit a home run with a broken wrist while playing for the Twins in 2001. Sure, the blast came more than 12 years...
Jose Iglesias has been a bit of a defensive wizard this season, and during the ALCS, but he got a taste of his own medicine Thursday night during Game 5.
Iglesias laid down a bunt in the fifth inning, and Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester hustled to glove the ball and ended up bobbling it, then scooping it up with enough time to make a hands-free toss to Mike Napoli at first base for...
On field officials for the most part do a pretty good job keeping themselves out of the way throughout the course of a game, except for last night.
During the 9th inning of the ALCS between the Red Sox and Tigers, Detroit catcher Brayan Pena had to hustle over to third base when Will Middlebrooks made the attempt to take the bag on a routine ground ball. However even though Prince...
DETROIT (AP) -- Mike Napoli's majestic homer began a rare early Boston breakthrough, Junichi Tazawa again bested Miguel Cabrera in a crucial spot and the Red Sox moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Thursday night.
Boston returns to Fenway Park with a 3-2 lead in the AL championship series. Game 6 is Saturday with the Tigers&...
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers now find themselves in a position to make history or go home after losing Game 5 to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
Since the best-of-seven format was adopted in 1985, only four American League Championship Series were knotted at 2-2, as this one was.
The Game 5 winner went onto reach the World Series in all four of those previous situations....
The Red Sox head back to Fenway up 3-2 in the ALCS thanks to a 4-3 win over the Tigers tonight in Detroit.
The big story: There was actually some offense for both teams. The Tigers and Red Sox each had double-digit hits tonight, despite respectable performances by Jon Lester and Anibal Sanchez. Neither starter was at his best -- especially Sanchez early on -- but neither gave a...
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...
Tonight’s pitching match-up will feature each teams best pitcher from the regular season.
At this time last year Ben Cherington was working on assembling this Red Sox team. I doubted some moves at first but came around once spring training started and just felt a new culture with this team. Now the Red Sox are one win away from the World Series and a date with the Cardinals once...
Baseball announcers have a tendency to get a little goofy during midseason blowouts, but you don’t usually see it happen when teams are playing for a trip to the World Series.
The Tigers built a seven-run early in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, and although the Red Sox eventually rallied back to make a game of it, FOX commentators Joe Buck and Tim...
The Red Sox knew the caliber of defense they were giving up when they dealt Jose Iglesias to the Tigers earlier this season, and Iggy made sure to remind them in spectacular fashion during Game 5 of the ALCS on Thursday. Iglesias showed off his great range and flashed the leather to rob David Ortiz of a base hit in the third inning. Even Ortiz walked away applauding.
The post Jose...
Your browser does not support iframes. Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has some of the best hands in baseball. He’s a below average hitter for the most part, but the 23-year-old more than makes up for it with his wizardry in the field. That was on full display with the catch he made to rob […]
Churn, baby, churn.
Jim Leyland said Wednesday that he wanted to “churn up the butter a little bit,” which led to a shuffled lineup against Jake Peavy in Game 4 of the ALCS. Leyland’s batch of better butter wasted no time getting on a roll, as the Tigers scored five times in the second inning en route to a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox.
Leyland’s biggest change to Detroit’s...
Tigers manager Jim Leyland shook up the team’s roster on Wednesday night, and it seems to have done the trick. After the Red Sox took Games 2 and 3 of the best-of-seven ALCS series, the Tigers bit back on Wednesday, outlasting the Sox 7-3 and evening up the series at 2-2.
Red Sox starter Jake Peavy lasted just three innings and gave up seven earned runs on five hits and three walks...
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...
A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's
revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on
this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even
the AL championship series 2-2.