New York, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
Ticket Down announces that Dodgers and Cardinals NLCS tickets along with Tigers and Red Sox ALCS tickets are in high demand this week as the race to the 2013 World Series gets more interesting each day.
The 2013 Major League Baseball playoffs are leaving fans on the edge of their seats each night. From memorable grand slams to amazing pitching performances, there have been numerous moments that have made people re-think who the real Mr. October is. The final four this season are the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, but how did these teams get where they are?
Los Angeles Dodgers:
The Dodgers put up a great second half performance sparked by the call-up of Cuban phenom Yasiel Puig. Puig is as big of a star in this game as there is and without him, the Dodgers may not have won the National League West. The Dodgers won their division by 11 games over the Arizona Diamondbacks, the largest margin in the Majors this season. The team was led on the mound by the best pitcher in the sport, Clayton Kershaw, as well as former Cy Young award winner Zach Greinke. In the divisional round, the Dodgers knocked off the Atlanta Braves in four games. The Braves were one of the best teams in the league throughout the regular season, but in typical Atlanta fashion, faltered in when it meant the most and couldn't hit the Dodgers stellar pitching.
St. Louis Cardinals
The team that seems to be in the playoffs each year and in position to win the NL pennant is the Cardinals. The Cardinals were in a dogfight for the Central division title with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds and won their division by three games. They owned the best regular season record in the NL and were led throughout the season by Carlos Beltran, Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina. In the opening round, the Cardinals advanced past their division rival, the Pirates, to get to the NLCS against the Dodgers.
Boston Red Sox
While the Cardinals are always in contention in the NL, the Red Sox are always there in the American League. With four teams finishing in the AL East with a winning percentage of at least .525, it was Boston that was the most consistent through the entire season to warrant the division title. They had the best run differential in baseball at +197 and the most overall points scored. In the first round, the Red Sox were tested by the Tampa Bay Rays, but won in four games. In the ALCS, the Red Sox made waves by nearly getting no-hit and then watching "Big Papi" David Ortiz hit one of the most memorable grand slams in the history of the sport.
Detroit fans have been spoiled by the success of their team. With Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Anibal Sanchez and Justin Verlander leading the way, the team won the AL Central by one game over the Cleveland Indians. They had the third best run differential during the regular season at +172, but took five games to advance past the Oakland Athletics. The Tigers are hoping to win their fifth World Series, but first since 1935 this season.
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