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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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Typically, the Fenway Faithful are responsible for belting out the words to “Sweet Caroline” during the middle of the eighth inning, but a few members of the Detroit Tigers couldn’t help themselves from joining in on Monday afternoon.
Holding a three-run lead against the Red Sox, the Tigers were feeling upbeat about their day, and they chose to commemorate the occasion with...
A few members of the Detroit Tigers joined the Boston Red Sox fans in singing the Neil Diamond classic "Sweet Caroline" in the middle of the eighth inning of Monday's game at Fenway Park.
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Tigers catcher Brayan Pena wrapped his arms around Miguel Cabrera and Max Scherzer as they swayed to the music. We doubt that the Tigers...
Jon Lester outdueled Max Scherzer and the Boston Red Sox beat
Detroit 2-1 on Tuesday night, ending the Tigers right-hander's
chance to become just the second pitcher to open a season with a
Max Scherzer will have to make at least one more start before reaching 20 victories.
Boston's Jon Lester outdueled Scherzer as the Red Sox edged Detroit 2-1 on Tuesday night, ending the Tigers right-hander's chance to become just the second pitcher to open a season with a 20-1 record.
''We've got two of the top teams in the American League. We've got great...
It was a battle of two aces on Tuesday night, but Jon Lester saved one of his best performances of the season for the occasion, and he was rewarded with a hard-earned win.
The left-hander allowed only one run, and struck out a season-high nine batters over his seven innings of work. Lester outdueled Max Scherzer who was seeking his 20th win of the season, and looking to become...
8 a.m. ET: Monday’s series opener between the Red Sox and Tigers was not what you would expect from the two highest-scoring teams in baseball. Both starters took shutouts into the seventh inning, with Detroit’s Doug Fister emerging victorious in a 3-0 Tigers win.
Don’t be shocked if you see more of the same on Tuesday. The second matchup in a three-game series between the...
Even without Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers showed why they are still considered the team to beat in the American League, shutting out the Boston Red Sox 3-0 in the series opener on Labor Day. Detroit (81-57) now trails Boston (82-57) by a half-game for the best record in the AL with a chance to overtake the top spot tonight.
Jon Lester has...
Don’t expect to see Jim Leyland teaching a class on Sabermetrics any time soon.
Leyland, who has never been one to mince words, ranted about run support Tuesday, with the main message being that the Tigers skipper doesn’t care for “stat stuff.” Leyland was responding to questions regarding Max Scherzer, who is 19-2 in large part because of Detroit’s run support with the...
If you wanted to know why Max Scherzer was not able to win his 20th game of the season Tuesday night, just look at the box score.
When Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera (back in the lineup after missing three straight games), Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez go a combined 3-for-16 (.188) with zero RBIs, it's probably not going to be your night.
Scherzer pitched extremely well...
Get these pitcher ranks a day in advance and grab waiver wire starters before your league does!Max Scherzer breaks up the left-handed block atop Tuesday’s rankings, but it’s not enough for him to rank number 1. That honor, once again, is bestowed upon Chris Sale. For those of you in keeper leagues, I have Sale as my 5th-ranked SP entering 2014. Onto today’s notes!It’s unusual...
Jon Lester struck out a season-high nine to lead the Red Sox past
Tigers ace Max Scherzer on Tuesday at Fenway (Boston Herald photo)
Redsox.com was labeling this one as the “Ace-off”.
And while both Detroit’s Max Scherzer and Boston’s Jon Lester more than lived up to the advance billing, it was the Red Sox that managed to outwit...
The Detroit Tigers have played the Chicago Cubs four times in their postseason history yet somehow have yet to face the Red Sox in the playoffs. Think about that. If Bovada oddsmakers are correct, there will be a Tigers-Red Sox matchup in the American League Championship Series next month. Detroit is the +150 AL pennant favorite with Boston second at +300.
It’s now all but a lock...
The debate is over. It ended on Nov. 18, 2010, the day Felix Hernandez won the American League Cy Young Award with a 13-12 record, beating David Price, who was 19-6, and CC Sabathia, who was 21-7.
Most voters get it. They know, thanks to the rise of sabermetrics, that win-loss record alone is a poor measure of pitching excellence. There is no chance we will ever see a repeat of...
Jacoby Ellsbury has some good numbers against Detroit Tigers ace and Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer. However, when Scherzer takes the Fenway Park mound Tuesday night, the first batter he see will not be Ellsbury.
Instead, Shane Victorino will lead off for the Red Sox in the second game of a three-game set with the Central-leading Tigers. As of Tuesday afternoon, it’s unclear why...