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Tigers starters set postseason series strikeout mark

Tigers starters set postseason series strikeout mark

MLB.com Updated Oct 19, 2013
Right-hander Max Scherzer recorded Detroit's 52nd strikeout by a starting pitcher in the American League Championship Series on Saturday night to set a new postseason series record.
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  • Pedroia nearly has Fisk moment, but drive ruled foul

    Pedroia nearly has Fisk moment, but drive ruled foul

    MLB.com Oct 19, 2013
    The replay review confirmed what the Fenway crowd had feared: Dustin Pedroia's Carlton Fisk moment wasn't to be. In the third inning of Game 6 in the ALCS, Pedroia smashed a towering shot to left, well over the Green Monster. If it was a homer, it would…
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  • Avila starts behind plate in Game 6 for Tigers

    Avila starts behind plate in Game 6 for Tigers

    MLB.com Oct 19, 2013
    Tigers catcher Alex Avila, who suffered a strained patella tendon in his left knee Thursday in a collision at home plate, was back in the starting lineup Saturday for Game 6.
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  • Tigers' Avila starts despite injuring knee

    Tigers' Avila starts despite injuring knee

    ESPN.com MLB.com CNNSI.com Oct 19, 2013
    Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila started and batted sixth despite Saturday night in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox despite suffering a strained patellar tendon in his left knee in Game 5.
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  • Wacha, Cardinals blast Dodgers 9-0 for Game 6 win and NL pennan…

    Wacha, Cardinals blast Dodgers 9-0 for Game 6 win and NL pennant

    CNNSI.com Oct 19, 2013
    Behind Michael Wacha's gem, the Cards trounced the Dodgers 9-0 in Game 6 for a World Series berth.
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  • Video - Victorino's Slam Lifts Red Sox 04:22

    Victorino's Slam Lifts Red Sox

    Oct 19
    Shane Victorino hit a grand slam to help the Red Sox advance to the World Series with a 5-2 win against the Tigers.
  • Video - Victorino's Slam Lifts Red Sox 02:59

    Victorino's Slam Lifts Red Sox

    Oct 19
    Shane Victorino hit a grand slam to help the Red Sox advance to the World Series with a 5-2 win against the Tigers.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton: Bum Phillips a character who will be missed

    Oct 19
    Longtime Oilers coach Bum Phillips, who died Friday at age 90, was one of the game's great characters, John Clayton writes.