Tigers lose

The Tigers lost Game 5 of the American League Championship Series and now trail the Red Sox three games to two.
Anonymous
Oct 17, 2013

Mike Napoli's majestic homer began a rare early Boston breakthrough, Junichi Tazawa again bested Miguel Cabrera in a crucial spot and the Red Sox moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Thursday night.

Boston returns to Fenway Park with a 3-2 lead in the AL championship series. Game 6 is Saturday with the Tigers' Max Scherzer facing the Red Sox's Clay Buchholz.

Cabrera was thrown out at the plate in the first inning, halting an early Detroit rally, and he hit into a double play against Tazawa with runners at the corners in the seventh. The Tigers scored a run on the grounder, but it was a trade-off the Red Sox were willing to make.

Napoli led off a three-run second with a drive off Anibal Sanchez into the ivy beyond the wall in center field.

See Friday's Tribune Sports section for the details.

Comments

rukidding

I guess Max and Justin will just have to win on Saturday and Sunday in Boston, with an overwhelming display of pitching expertise; with any luck the offense might even show up.

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