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

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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
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
A-91.4A. JacksonCF3200010
B+87.0J. IglesiasSS4200001
B86.4T. HunterRF3110010
C75.7V. MartinezDH4100201
C74.7O. Infante2B4100000
C73.7M. Cabrera3B4110002
C73.0P. Fielder1B3000011
C-71.0D. KellyPR1000000
D65.0J. PeraltaLF3000000
F59.0A. AvilaC4000003

Red Sox Offense
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
A94.0S. VictorinoRF3111400
A93.9X. Bogaerts3B1120020
B85.4J. EllsburyCF3110111
B84.4D. Pedroia2B3100011
B83.1J. GomesLF4110002
C74.0D. OrtizDH3000010
D63.0S. DrewSS3000002
F59.0J. SaltalamacC4000003
F59.0M. Napoli1B4000003

Tigers Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
A96.6A. Alburquerq1.00.000.0003013
A93.7P. Coke0.10.000.000003
B84.4M. Scherzer6.12.841.42485110
F56.1J. Veras0.127.003.001108
F55.0D. Smyly0.00002

Red Sox Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
A96.3C. Breslow1.00.000.0001010
A94.8J. Tazawa0.10.000.000002
A-90.4K. Uehara1.00.001.0012011
B+88.0B. Workman1.20.001.2021023
B-81.4C. Buchholz5.03.601.2044285
F55.0F. Morales0.01018

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