Found September 04, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Though most players avoided admitting it, Tuesday night’s game felt like postseason baseball at Fenway Park. The matchup featured not only the best two teams in the American League in the Red Sox and Tigers, but also the star of each team’s respective pitching staff. It has been said that this year’s edition of the Boston Red Sox is built for the regular season, but ill-suited for the playoffs. The Red Sox’ potent offense and impressive depth allow them to weather the seven-month grind and take advantage of other club’s soft spots, but they have been known to sputter when facing elite arms. Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee has shut down the Boston bats this season. As have Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore, Seattle’s Felix Hernandez and Kansas City’s James Shields. Tigers ace Max Scherzer, a near mortal lock to win the Cy Young in the AL, is having a better year than any of those All-Stars, and he entered Tuesday’s game looking to become just the second pitcher in major league history to start a seaso...
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