Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/14/11
Before this series even started, I predicted it would be a six-game affair.  Both teams looked really strong, and I knew neither one was going to roll over and play dead.  Not this far into the playoffs.  And not after the seasons they had.  Naturally, I secretly hoped I'd be wrong and my boys would secure a World Series bid early ... especially after they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the series.  My hopes seemed founded as the boys headed into game 5 today after an exciting rally to take game 4 and extend their series margin to 3-1.  I mean, I hadn't bought my champagne yet, but I was feeling pretty good.  I'm glad I waited. C.J. Wilson looked really good early in today's start.  Even though the Tigers had a 2-1 lead after four, Wilson still looked like he was in complete control. He was matching Justin Verlander pitch for pitch each inning, and he was being efficient in his pitches.  His offense helped him out by tying things up in the 5th and making Verlander work a little harde...
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