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MLB.com Updated Oct 18, 2013
With two chances to secure a trip to the World Series, the Red Sox will send Clay Buchholz to the mound Saturday in Game 6 at Fenway Park. The Tigers, aiming to send the ALCS to a decisive Game 7 on Sunday, will send AL Cy Young Award front-runner Max S…Share Tweet
Boston up 3-2, but Detroit has pair of aces to dealIf you're selling hope for the Detroit Tigers, you begin with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. There you go. What could be simpler than that? If Tigers fans don't have just a little bit of optimism, they haven't thought things through.Share TweetESPN.com Oct 18, 2013Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell wasn't ready to officially announce his lineup, but he did say Friday that Xander Bogaerts will again start at third base for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers.Share Tweet
Class is in: Tipping the cap to an opponentMaybe the classiest moment of this postseason occurred Thursday night just after Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias sprinted from a spot to the right of second base all the way into shallow left-center field to make an astonishing, swipe-of-the-glove, back-…Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 18, 2013Which team should the Red Sox, Tigers, Cardinals and Dodgers want to face in the World Series?Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Xander breaks one of Babe's recordsAt 21 years and 16 days old for Thursday's ALCS Game 5 win over the Tigers, Xander Bogaerts became the youngest Red Sox starter in a postseason game. The previous youngest was Babe Ruth, who took the mound at the age of 21 years and 246 days in Game 2 o…Share Tweet
Miggy's out at home in first inning looms largeOn a night when the Tigers struggled to string hits together, Miguel Cabrera's aggressive baserunning in the first inning led to an out at the plate that killed a potential rally in Game 5 of the ALCS.Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 18, 2013While Mike Napoli guided Boston to a 4-3 Game 5 win, Prince Fielder and Detroit came up short.Share Tweet
Mistakes derail Sanchez despite improved commandDespite throwing six no-hit innings to win the ALCS opener, Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez figured he needed to improve his command for Game 5. True to his word, he didn't walk anyone Thursday night, but he didn't come away with the result he wanted…Share TweetAfter making some of the best defensive plays in the Majors throughout the regular season, Jose Iglesias, the Tigers' shortstop, added to his reputation on Thursday night by taking away a third-inning single from Ortiz with a remarkable over-the-shoulde…Share Tweet