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The impact advance scouting has had on the first three games of the American League Championship Series is hard to measure. We can make educated guesses based on what we’ve seen, but that’s all. We aren’t privy to what is happening behind the scenes.
We do know there is a lot of information being...
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David Ortiz has accomplished some tremendous feats with the Red Sox. But to this day, one of the most impressive, manly and just plain awesome things that Ortiz has ever done came while he was still with the Twins.
Ortiz, who continues to add to his impressive resume, once hit a home run with a broken wrist while playing for the Twins in 2001. Sure, the blast came more than 12 years...
John Lackey struck out a career postseason-best eight as Boston edged
Detroit 1-0 in Game 3 of the ALCS at Detroit (Rick Osentoski/USA Today)
The Red Sox haven’t been getting many hits against the Tigers in this American League Championship Series, but when they do, they’re of the timely variety.
In the 6-5, Game-Two win, it was...
Boston leads 2-1
First Pitch: Wednesday 8:00 | Comerica Park | FOX/WEEI
2013 reg. season vs. Tigers: 3-4 | +8 Run differential | +1 in ALCS
Game 4 Matchup:
Jake Peavy, RHP 2013: 12-5, 4.17 ERA, 1.147 WHIP | ALDS: 0-0, 1.59 ERA, 0.882 WHIP
Doug Fister, RHP 2013: 14-9, 3.67 ERA, 1.308 WHIP...
After game 2 in which Miguel Cabrera belted a home run (his second in three games), he had arguably the worst postseason game of his career on Tuesday at Comerica Park, going without a hit for the first time as a Tiger in the postseason. What went wrong? We dive in.
John Farrell is tinkering with his lineup yet again.
The Red Sox manager continues to look for the right mix against a loaded Detroit Tigers pitching staff, and the Sox will have their third different lineup in as many games against Detroit in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday.
While some might have thought Daniel Nava would be in the lineup against the...
Baseball announcers have a tendency to get a little goofy during midseason blowouts, but you don’t usually see it happen when teams are playing for a trip to the World Series.
The Tigers built a seven-run early in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, and although the Red Sox eventually rallied back to make a game of it, FOX commentators Joe Buck and Tim...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he "made a mistake that I take full responsibility for" in not telling closer Joaquin Benoit to exhibit extra care Sunday night with Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.
Ortiz's eighth-inning grand slam off Benoit turned a four-run Red Sox deficit into a tie game which they went on to win 6-5 tying the best-of-seven American League...
W: Fister (1-0) L: Peavy (0-1)
DETROIT, Michigan –
The Detroit Tigers scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and added 2 more in the 4th to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3, and tie their American League Championship Series at 2 games a piece.
The offensive woes of the Detroit Tigers have been well documented over the last couple weeks, leading manager Jim Leyland to make a change in the...
Churn, baby, churn.
Jim Leyland said Wednesday that he wanted to “churn up the butter a little bit,” which led to a shuffled lineup against Jake Peavy in Game 4 of the ALCS. Leyland’s batch of better butter wasted no time getting on a roll, as the Tigers scored five times in the second inning en route to a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox.
Leyland’s biggest change to Detroit’s...
After walking David Ortiz to lead off the second inning Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander tied a postseason record by striking out the next six batters he faced. It could have been seven straight had Shane Victorino not popped up to foul territory in a 1-1 count to leadoff the fourth.
The all-time record for most consecutive strikeouts in a regular-season game is 10 held by Hall...
The umpiring crew for Game 3 of the AL championship series Tuesday lined up in missing-man formation during a moment of silence for umpire Wally Bell, who died of an apparent heart attack.
Jake Peavy, who will pitch Game 4 for Boston, began his news conference by offering condolences to Bell's family. He called Bell a ''tremendous, tremendous umpire, but a tremendous...
Tigers manager Jim Leyland shook up the team’s roster on Wednesday night, and it seems to have done the trick. After the Red Sox took Games 2 and 3 of the best-of-seven ALCS series, the Tigers bit back on Wednesday, outlasting the Sox 7-3 and evening up the series at 2-2.
Red Sox starter Jake Peavy lasted just three innings and gave up seven earned runs on five hits and three walks...
Red Sox fans were not the only ones tired of hearing about Justin Verlander's walk-on water performance in the 2013 playoffs. Check out Jonny Gomes reaction to Fox Sports resident oompa loompa Ken Rosenthal following John Lackey's 6-2/3 shutout innings, eight strikeout performance:
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Because nothing makes you think of Justin Bieber like Justin Verlander and baseball.
Good one, Andrews.
Of course she was in a fighting…
A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's
revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on
this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even
the AL championship series 2-2.