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Red Sox move win away from World Series

Red Sox move win away from World Series

ESPN.com yahoo.com MLB.com CNNSI.com Updated Oct 17, 2013
Mike Napoli's majestic homer began a rare early Boston breakthrough, Junichi Tazawa again bested Miguel Cabrera in a crucial spot and the Red Sox moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Thursday night.
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  • Alex Avila leaves ALCS Game 5 following home plate collision wi…

    Alex Avila leaves ALCS Game 5 following home plate collision with David Ross

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    The life of a catcher is never comfortable, but the last two games have been especially painful for Detroit Tigers backstop Alex Avila. Despite a few lumps behind the plate and a hit-by-pitch at the plate, Avila was able to tough it out in Wednesday's G…
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  • Jack Morris: Being in Detroit for playoffs ‘feels like an old p…

    Jack Morris: Being in Detroit for playoffs ‘feels like an old pair of underwear’

    yahoo.com Oct 17, 2013
    In what has to be the strangest compliment the city of Detroit has received — well, Thursday — Tigers legend Jack Morris expressed to reporters how ... familiar ... the place seems to him at this time of year: Jack Morris on being back in Detroit for th…
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  • Jose Iglesias makes an amazing catch in ALCS Game 5, proves he’…

    Jose Iglesias makes an amazing catch in ALCS Game 5, proves he’s a wizard

    yahoo.com Oct 17, 2013
    Normally, we try to set up a highlight, give you all the context, tell you why it's cool, all that stuff. But with this catch that Detroit Tigers rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias made during the third inning of Thursday's ALCS Game 5, we'll offer just the…
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  • In Game 6, Buchholz aims to atone for rough outing

    In Game 6, Buchholz aims to atone for rough outing

    MLB.com Oct 17, 2013
    Red Sox righty Clay Buchholz, who was roughed up in Game 2, will have his shot at redemption Saturday as he looks to recover from one of his worst starts of the season with a bounce-back performance against the Tigers in Game 6 at Fenway Park.
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  • Farrell: 'Time to throw [Bogaerts] in the fire'

    Farrell: 'Time to throw [Bogaerts] in the fire'

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 17, 2013
    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is switching things up for Thursday's pivotal Game 5 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers, starting rookie Xander Bogaerts at third base in place of the struggling Will Middlebrooks.
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  • Leyland's lineup maneuvering gets offense in order

    Leyland's lineup maneuvering gets offense in order

    MLB.com Oct 17, 2013
    Tigers manager Jim Leyland put Torii Hunter in the leadoff spot and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera in the two-hole on Wednesday for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. It was unconventional and desperate, but it was genius.
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  • Ellsbury's big night just not enough for Boston

    Ellsbury's big night just not enough for Boston

    MLB.com Oct 17, 2013
    The Red Sox didn't get the type of offensive production they were hoping for Wednesday night, but the blame certainly can't be put on Jacoby Ellsbury. The Boston center fielder went 4-for-5 at the plate with a double and a triple in the Red Sox's 7-3 lo…
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  • Miggy claims Tigers' postseason RBIs lead

    Miggy claims Tigers' postseason RBIs lead

    MLB.com Oct 17, 2013
    Miguel Cabrera spent most of the regular season earning comparisons to Hank Greenberg for his run production. His two-RBI game on Wednesday earned him a mark all his own, as he took the Tigers' postseason RBI mark from Greenberg's ledger.
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  • Say what? Torii Hunter quotes R Kelly song — sort of — when des…

    Say what? Torii Hunter quotes R Kelly song — sort of — when describing big hit

    yahoo.com Oct 17, 2013
    Torii Hunter wanted to see a first-pitch fastball from Jake Peavy (part of him wanted it, anyway) and that's what he got in the bottom of the second inning Thursday night. Only, Hunter fouled it off for strike one. The Detroit Tigers had scored twice al…
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  • After constant postseason grind, Tigers find relief in Game 4

    After constant postseason grind, Tigers find relief in Game 4

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Oct 17, 2013
    An early burst of runs gave Detroit a lead it wouldn't lose and much-needed relief in Game 4.
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  • Game 4 shufflin' helps Fister, Tigers knot ALCS

    Game 4 shufflin' helps Fister, Tigers knot ALCS

    MLB.com Oct 17, 2013
    After three tense, one-run games, the Tigers jumped all over Jake Peavy and the Red Sox for five runs in the second inning on Wednesday night en route to a 7-3 victory in Game 4 at Comerica Park to tie the American League Championship Series at two game…
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  • Miguel Cabrera fights through ailments to pull off unexpected, …

    Miguel Cabrera fights through ailments to pull off unexpected, uncontested stolen base

    yahoo.com Oct 17, 2013
    Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera hasn't been himself for nearly six weeks thanks to numerous nagging injuries. The most notable, a strained abdomen suffered on Aug. 29 that sapped his strength and helped limit him to one home run over the final 28 …
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  • Sanchez aims to get in zone consistently in Game 5

    Sanchez aims to get in zone consistently in Game 5

    MLB.com Oct 17, 2013
    Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who was wildly dominant in his Game 1 start at Fenway Park, takes the mound Thursday night for Game 5, live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET, seeking better command of the strike zone.
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  • Video - Red Sox Take 3-2 Lead 03:55

    Red Sox Take 3-2 Lead

    Oct 17
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Red Sox head back to Boston one game away from the World Series after a 4-3 win over the Tigers.
  • Video - Missed Opportunities For Tigers 03:01

    Missed Opportunities For Tigers

    Oct 17
    Curt Schilling and Barry Larkin break down the Red Sox's Game 5 win over the Tigers.

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