South Windsor, CT (PRWEB) October 13, 2013
The Detroit Tigers nearly pitched a no-hitter last night against the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of The American League Championship Series on Saturday. Allowing only one hit against the Red Sox, the Tigers had one run in the 6th running for the 1-0 win. Can the Red Sox rally to tie up the ALCS in Game 2? Find out live at Fenway Park; tickets are available now at Ticket Liquidator.
Last night, Tigers pitcher Aníbal Sánchez proved once again why he’s considered one of the best in the American League. He pitched 12 strikeouts, allowing six walks and only one hit from the Red Sox in his six innings on the mound. As a result, he became only the second person to strike out four batters in an inning in postseason play since 1908. His strikeouts were also the most by any starter against the Red Sox in a playoff games.
"Especially at this point, especially in this series, it's not about throwing a no-hitter,” said Sánchez, according to the Chicago Tribune. "As soon as you get some zeroes, inning by inning, it's more important. The win is more important than the no-hitter at this point."
Red Sox also made history they’d soon forget by striking out 17 times, tying a record set by the 1968 Tigers and also tied by the 1998 Astros.
The Tigers scored its only run at the top of the 6th inning, allowing Miguel Cabrera to push for home base. Boston’s Nava managed a single at the bottom of the ninth.
The Tiger’s win marks the first time in MLB postseason history that two games resulted with 1-0 final scores on the same day. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 in Game 2 of the NLDS earlier on Saturday.
The Tigers will send Max Scherzer, favored to win the Cy Young Award this year, to the mound tonight. Clay Buchholz starts for Boston.
Game two of ALCS play between the Red Sox and Tigers begins at 8:07 p.m. ET at Fenway Park in Boston.
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