ALCS – Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox

Somewhere between the end of the ALDS and the start of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers, the Red Sox offense disappeared. Boston's batting average has dipped an even 100 points through four games in the ALCS. It's .186.


— Mike Oz

Scherzer stands between Red Sox and World Series

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs as he takes a break from hitting during a baseball workout at Fenway Park, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox are scheduled to host the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia collides with Detroit Tigers' Jose Iglesias as Pedroia tags Iglesias out on double play in sixth inning during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Jackson leads revamped Detroit lineup to 7-3 win

Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino makes a catch on a Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera fly ball in the seventh inning during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Jackson leads revamped Detroit lineup to 7-3 win

Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson hits an infield single in the fourth inning during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Boston holds off Tigers 1-0 behind Lackey, bullpen

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz celebrates with Mike Napoli after Napoli hits a home run in the seventh inning during Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes reaches to pull the beard of Mike Napoli after Napoli hits a home run in the seventh inning during Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera strikes out in the eighth inning against Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa during Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Umpires line up in missing-man formation for Bell

Umpires gather for a moment of silence for umpire Wally Bell before Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Detroit. Bell died Monday of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)