Tigers Suffer 5-2 Loss to Red Sox, Eliminated from ALCS

Automated InsightsOctober 20, 2013

Austin Jackson had two hits to earn a game grade of 91.4 (A-) but the Tigers fell to Boston, 5-2. Detroit finished with a wOBA of .260. Their season average is .341.

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

Max Scherzer went 6 1/3 innings, picking up his first loss of the postseason after he was charged with two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts and five walks. Junichi Tazawa (1-0) got the win, allowing no runs on no hits over 1/3 of an inning with no strikeouts and no walks. Martinez was powerful at the plate for the Tigers, going 1 for 4 with two RBIs. Victorino finished 1 for 3 with a home run, a run, and four RBIs in the win.

The Tigers are bounced four games to two and are tossed from the ALCS. The Tigers will take on the Red Sox 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