Tigers Allow Red Sox to Slip By 4-3, Trail ALCS 3-2

Mike Napoli went 3-4 with one home run as the Tigers lost to Boston, 4-3.


Anibal Sanchez went six innings and got pegged for his second loss in the postseason after he allowed three runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and no walks. The win went to Jon Lester (2-1), who went 5 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and three walks. Austin Jackson was powerful at the plate for the Tigers, going 2 for 4 with a run. Napoli was 3 for 4 with a double, a home run, two runs, and an RBI in the win.

The Tigers are now behind in the series by one game and are facing elimination in the ALCS. Saturday, the Tigers will go up against the Red Sox again in Game 6 of the ALCS at Fenway Park at 4:37 PM EDT.


Red Sox Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 101.6 M. Napoli 1B 4 3 2 1 1 0 1
A- 90.1 D. Ross C 3 2 0 0 1 0 1
B+ 88.8 D. Pedroia 2B 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
B 86.5 X. Bogaerts 3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 1
C 76.0 J. Ellsbury CF 4 1 0 0 1 1 1
C 74.7 D. Ortiz DH 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D 63.0 J. Gomes LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- 60.0 S. Drew SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
F 57.0 S. Victorino RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 2


Tigers Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A- 90.0 A. Jackson CF 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
B 86.4 V. Martinez DH 3 1 1 0 0 1 0
B 85.0 B. Pena PH 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
B 84.4 M. Cabrera 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 1
B 84.4 O. Infante 2B 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
C+ 77.7 J. Iglesias SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
C 74.7 P. Fielder 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 74.7 T. Hunter RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 72.7 J. Peralta LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 2
C- 71.0 A. Avila C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0


Red Sox Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A+ 97.8 K. Uehara 1.2 0.00 0.00 0 2 0 27
A 95.2 C. Breslow 0.2 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 5
C+ 77.9 J. Lester 5.1 3.38 1.88 7 3 3 98
D 63.3 J. Tazawa 1.1 6.75 2.25 3 0 0 18


Tigers Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 93.7 P. Coke 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 1
A 92.7 J. Veras 1.2 0.00 0.60 1 2 0 28
B 82.0 A. Alburquerq 1.0 0.00 2.00 0 1 2 18
C+ 78.4 A. Sanchez 6.0 4.50 1.50 9 5 0 108


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