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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' Max Scherzer facing the Red Sox's Clay Buchholz.
Cabrera was thrown out at the plate in the first inning, halting an early Detroit rally, and he hit into a double play against Tazawa with runners at the corners in the seventh. The Tigers scored a run on the grounder, but it was a trade-off the Red Sox were willing to make.
Napoli led off a three-run second with a drive off Anibal Sanchez into the ivy beyond the wall in center field.
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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...
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Mike Napoli is absolutely on fire. Not only did he provide the game-winning blast in Game 3, but he did hit another last night in the Red Sox' 4-3 Game 5 win. Napoli was 3-for-4 last night and was one triple short of the cycle (which has never been done in the postseason). Oh, and that homer he hit? IT WENT 460 FEET.
Miguel Cabrera, not known for being the speediest runner on the basepaths, ignored his third base coach’s stop signal and attempted to score on a first inning single to left field during Thursday’s Game 5 in Detroit. Did I mention that he’s not very fast? Miggy wound up getting gunned out at the plate…pretty much by a mile…by Jonny Gomes in left. The play wound up being...
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 American League Championship Series. Game 6 is Saturday, with the Tigers'...
With three home runs in Game Six of the 1977 World Series, Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson was dubbed “Mr. October”. But for the last ten years, you could almost call Miguel Cabrera by the same name.
Until Tuesday night.
With an 0-for-4 performance against the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers All-Star saw his streak of reaching base in an MLB-record 31-straight postseason...
The Red Sox have struck out 43 times, have scored just one run before the seventh inning all series and haven’t been able to produce a hit prior to the fifth inning. Yet, the Red Sox are up 2-1 on the Tigers in the ALCS and sit just two wins away from the World Series.
It’s been a very strange series dominated by pitching, which is somewhat surprising given that the two teams...
When you can’t run you can’t hide it.
When you can’t move you’re defenseless.
When you can’t hit you’re just not Miguel Cabrera.
All of which makes it hard for the reigning American League MVP who is in fact Miguel Cabrera to feel like himself. And nearly as difficult for the Tigers to be themselves now though they’ll try try again to pretend this weekend at Fenway...
Assorted notes from the Boston Red Sox's 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series:
Four of the five games in this series have been decided by one run. The Red Sox lead, 3 games to 2, and even their players are frazzled.
"It's been draining," first baseman Mike Napoli said in a quiet moment after...
Poor baserunning is one way to drive baseball managers crazy.
With men on first and second and two outs in the bottom half of the first inning, the Detroit Tigers had a golden opportunity to open up an early lead on the Boston Red Sox in the crucial Game 5 of the ALCS.
Instead, the Tigers got no runs because Cabrera chose to run home from second on a single by Jhonny Peralta despite...
Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli smashed a solo home run into the Red Sox bullpen for all the scoring in game three of the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox now lead the ALCS two games to one with game four set for today in Detroit.
Starter John Lackey was dominate for the Red Sox. He went six and two thirds innings giving up four hits and no walks while striking...
Which Boston Red Sox person is most happy this morning? John Lackey, John Farrell, or Johnny Red Sox fan?
First is John Lackey who finally put together the sort of start that was envisioned when the Boston Red Sox signed him two seasons ago. His regular seasons numbers had always been good, but it was his postseason starts, including a masterful 2009 ALDS performance against the...
This American League Championship Series has been a great one, but it’s taken a toll on the players involved.
With all but one game decided by one run, every move has counted, meaning extreme physical and mental focus for each member of the Red Sox and Tigers.
“This is probably a reason why I don’t have any hair,” Dustin Pedroia told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports after Thursday’s...
Boston leads 3-2
Gametime: Saturday 4:00 | Fenway Park | FOX/WEEI
2013 reg. season vs. Tigers: 3-4 | +8 Run differential | -2 in ALCS
Game 6 Matchup:
Max Scherzer, RHP 2013: 21-3, 2.90 ERA, 0.970 WHIP | 2013 Postseason: 2-0, 2.25 ERA, 0.875 WHIP
Clay Buchholz, RHP 2013: 12-1, 1.74 ERA, 1.025 WHIP | 2013 Postseason: 0-0, 6.17 ERA, 1.543 WHIP...
Miguel Cabrera hobbled through a stop sign, gently colliding with the catcher for an easy out at home.
Anibal Sanchez showed none of his no-hit stuff, Detroit's first shaky outing from its rotation in the AL championship series.
And yet the Comerica Park crowd had a chance to roar Thursday night when Prince Fielder came to the plate in the fifth and seventh innings. But each...