Tigers Shut Down Red Sox 1-0, Lead ALCS 1-0

Automated InsightsOctober 13, 2013

Joaquin Benoit picked up the save in the ninth as Detroit shut down a final rally to shutout Boston, 1-0. Boston had a batting average of just .034 and a wOBA of .149.


Anibal Sanchez went six innings to earn his first win in these playoffs after he gave up no runs on no hits with 12 strikeouts and six walks. Benoit picked up his third save of the postseason after one inning of work giving up one hit, striking out one and walking no one. Jon Lester (1-1) was charged with the loss after allowing one run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and one walk. Jhonny Peralta led the way in the batter's box for the Tigers, going 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI.

The Tigers begin the ALCS with a 1-0 lead. The Tigers will play the Red Sox Sunday in Game 2 of the ALCS at Fenway Park at 8:15 PM EDT.


Tigers Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 98.3 J. Peralta LF 4 3 0 0 1 0 0
B 86.4 M. Cabrera 3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 0
B 86.3 P. Fielder 1B 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
B 85.5 J. Iglesias SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 73.7 A. Avila C 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
C- 71.0 T. Hunter RF 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
C- 70.0 D. Kelly LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ 69.0 A. Jackson CF 5 1 0 0 0 0 2
D 64.0 O. Infante 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
D 62.0 V. Martinez DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0


Red Sox Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
B 84.8 D. Ross C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
B 83.8 D. Pedroia 2B 2 0 0 0 0 2 1
B 83.4 D. Nava LF 3 1 0 0 0 1 2
C 72.0 S. Drew SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
C- 71.0 X. Bogaerts 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 71.0 M. Carp PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 71.0 M. Napoli 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3
C- 70.0 J. Saltalamac PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ 68.0 W. Middlebroo 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- 60.0 D. Ortiz DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
F 59.0 J. Ellsbury CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3
F 59.0 S. Victorino RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3


Tigers Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A+ 97.0 A. Alburquerq 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 2 0 12
A 96.6 J. Veras 0.2 0.00 0.00 0 2 0 7
A 96.2 A. Sanchez 6.0 0.00 1.00 0 12 6 116
A 94.8 D. Smyly 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 7
B+ 89.7 J. Benoit 1.0 0.00 1.00 1 1 0 22


Red Sox Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 94.0 J. Tazawa 0.2 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 7
B+ 89.2 J. Lester 6.1 1.42 1.11 6 4 1 109
B 82.7 K. Uehara 1.0 0.00 2.00 2 2 0 16
C 75.3 C. Breslow 1.0 0.00 3.00 1 0 2 26