Red Sox Beat Tigers 5-2, Advance to World Series

Automated InsightsOctober 20, 2013

Koji Uehara fanned two in relief as Boston defeated Detroit, 5-2. Detroit had a wOBA of just .260, despite a season average of .341.

Behind 1-0 in the top of the sixth, the Tigers took the lead when Victor Martinez hit a single off reliever Franklin Morales, scoring Miguel Cabrera and Torii Hunter. The Red Sox took the lead for good in the bottom of the seventh when Shane Victorino blasted a grand slam off Jose Veras to score Jacoby Ellsbury, Xander Bogaerts and Jonny Gomes.

Clay Buchholz went five innings in a no-decision and maintained his 0-0 record after he allowed two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Uehara got his fifth save of the postseason after one inning of work giving up one hit, striking out two and walking no one. Max Scherzer (2-1) got the loss, allowing three runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings with eight strikeouts and five walks. Victorino was terrific at the plate for the Red Sox, going 1 for 3 with a home run, a run, and four RBIs. Bogaerts also contributed, going 1 for 1 with a double, two runs, and two walks. Martinez went 1 for 4 with two RBIs in the loss.

The Red Sox win the ALCS four games to two and move on to the World Series. The Red Sox will play the Tigers Sunday in Game 7 of the ALCS at Fenway Park at 8:07 PM EDT.


Tigers Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A- 91.4 A. Jackson CF 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
B+ 87.0 J. Iglesias SS 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
B 86.4 T. Hunter RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0
C 75.7 V. Martinez DH 4 1 0 0 2 0 1
C 74.7 O. Infante 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 73.7 M. Cabrera 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2
C 73.0 P. Fielder 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
C- 71.0 D. Kelly PR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D 65.0 J. Peralta LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F 59.0 A. Avila C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3


Red Sox Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A 94.0 S. Victorino RF 3 1 1 1 4 0 0
A 93.9 X. Bogaerts 3B 1 1 2 0 0 2 0
B 85.4 J. Ellsbury CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1
B 84.4 D. Pedroia 2B 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
B 83.1 J. Gomes LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2
C 74.0 D. Ortiz DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
D 63.0 S. Drew SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
F 59.0 J. Saltalamac C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3
F 59.0 M. Napoli 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3


Tigers Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 96.6 A. Alburquerq 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 3 0 13
A 93.7 P. Coke 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 3
B 84.4 M. Scherzer 6.1 2.84 1.42 4 8 5 110
F 56.1 J. Veras 0.1 27.00 3.00 1 1 0 8
F 55.0 D. Smyly 0.0 0 0 0 2


Red Sox Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 96.3 C. Breslow 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 10
A 94.8 J. Tazawa 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 2
A- 90.4 K. Uehara 1.0 0.00 1.00 1 2 0 11
B+ 88.0 B. Workman 1.2 0.00 1.20 2 1 0 23
B- 81.4 C. Buchholz 5.0 3.60 1.20 4 4 2 85
F 55.0 F. Morales 0.0 1 0 1 8