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On a night when Halloween candy wasn’t on sale and game-time temperatures hit 77 degrees it certainly didn’t feel like October.
Then the game started.
For five innings the Fenway Faithful were on the edge of their seats focused in on every pitch as the Red Sox and Detroit Tigers traded leads.
It was intense. It was loud. It felt like postseason baseball — as did the first two games of the series.
But this wild back-and-forth affair eventually turned into a pumpkin for the Tigers as the Red Sox slugged a franchise record-tying eight home runs en route to a commanding 20-4 win. The AL East leaders took 2-of-3 from the Central-leading Tigers in a potential postseason preview.
After scoring a combined six runs in the first two tilts the two divisional leaders ended this series with an onslaught of offense. It was a fitting end to a series that gave fans a taste of everything October baseball is about — solid pitching timely hitting and monstrous home runs.
In the finale with both ...
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