DETROIT -- There's so little margin for error in the postseason so when you do make mistakes, they can hurt you.
The Tigers dropped Game 5 of the ALCS, 4-3, to the Boston Red Sox mostly due to a few costly mistakes and now face elimination as they trail the series 3-2.
The first one came right away, when the Tigers were threatening in the first inning. With two outs, Miguel Cabrera was on second and Prince Fielder on first and Jhonny Peralta hit a solid single to left.
Tigers third-base coach Tom Brookens at first waved Cabrera to keep running, then put the stop sign up.
Cabrera, who is still battling an abdominal injury, couldn't stop at that point and was thrown out easily at home plate by left fielder Jonny Gomes.
"I think he saw me waving initially, come on, come on, and then when I tried to stop him, it was too late," Brookens said.
Cabrera blamed himself.
"It's a situation with two outs, you want to be aggressive, he wants to be aggressive, too," Cabrera said. "We want...