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

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


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