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Yesterday's match up had the feel and look of a playoff game. It was a tight pitchers duel between two aces and the crowd was into it. Why? Because the road back to another World Series will go through the Motor City in the ALCS. Simple as that. If we make it past the ALDS, we will most likely see Detroit again.
If that were to happen, my prediction would be that it would go 7 games, with the Red Sox ultimately winning. Why, you might ask? Because of last night. Jon Lester out pitched the best pitcher in baseball right now, Max Scherzer, and he looked really good in the process. Huge confidence boost right there. Also, the Red Sox have had some success against Justin Verlander recently, like when they beat 6-3 him at Fenway early last year. So again, huge confidence boost because we know we can beat their top 2 starters. The Red Sox hold a major edge as far as pitching goes, especially if Clay Bucholz returns before the ...