Tigers Hold Red Sox To Just One Hit In 1-0 ALCS Game 1 Victory

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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 12: Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after a strikeout in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 12, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox found themselves with four days off between the end of the regular season and Game 1 of the ALDS last Friday, and they managed it rather well by scoring 12 runs in the series-opening win.

Yet after earning a three-day rest prior to the ALCS, which began Saturday night at Fenway Park, things didn’t go quite as well when the Red Sox tried to get their bats going.

Anibal Sanchez was unhittable for the Tigers, pitching six innings of no-hit ball before his pitch count forced manager Jim Leyland to make a pitching change. But at that point, the bats had been silenced, frozen or any other term that could be used to mean futile, and the Red Sox couldn’t generate any offense in what would eventually be a 1-0 Tigers victory.

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