The Boston Red Sox advanced to the World Series with a Game Six win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night, marking the second time in the matchup that the Detroit bullpen couldn’t hold a late-inning lead at Fenway Park.
Miguel Cabrera hobbled through a stop sign, gently colliding with the catcher for an easy out at home.
When facing the Detroit Tigers, hitters get the joy of facing an All-Star Game starter and likely Cy Young winner; a former MVP and Cy Young winner; and an ERA champion.
The Tigers chased Jake Peavy early on their way to a 7-3 win to even the ALCS at 2-2.
John Lackey out-pitched Justin Verlander — albeit not by much — to help the Red Sox beat the Tigers, 1-0, in Game Three.
Tied 7-7 after two quarters, the Raiders were crushed by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half Sunday, losing 24-7.
The Detroit Tigers worked hard during the season to shore up their vulnerable bullpen, and despite those efforts, a lack of dependable relief arms took a dramatic toll Sunday.
In 2006 and 2012, Detroit swept the ALCS only to wait around for their NL opponent. And then the Tigers lost the World Series.
Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer held the Boston Red Sox hitless for 5 2-3 innings in Game 2 of the AL championship series on Sunday night.
David Ortiz had the biggest swing of the ALCS on Sunday night, clubbing a game-tying grand slam in the bottom of the eighth.