[The Red Sox are] in the lead, one game away from winning this thing. The pressure’s on them, not us.
South Windsor, CT (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
With a one-win lead in the ALCS and strong hometown advantage, the Red Sox are sure to bring the heat to Boston for Game 6 on Saturday night. Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be another memorable matchup between the Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers. Get your ALCS tickets to Fenway Park at TicketLiquidator.com.
For the first time in this year’s ALCS, the Red Sox established an early lead in Game 5. Tigers star pitcher Aníbal Sánchez wasn’t able to reprise the seven-inning shutout against the Red Sox that he managed in Game 1. Boston scored with a homer by Mike Napoli and two runs in the second, as well as an additional run by Napoli in the in the third.
Boston’s Jon Lester kept Detroit from scoring until the fifth. Yet the Tigers rebounded by by racking up runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh. However, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara completed a five-out save that sealed the victory for Boston.
With their third, one-run victory against the Tigers Thursday night, the Red Sox are one win away from a spot in the World Series. If the Tigers take Game 6, the teams face a winner-takes-all Game 7 in Boston on Sunday.
“It’s not on us; they’re up,” Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter said, according to the NY Daily News. “They’re in the lead, one game away from winning this thing. The pressure’s on them, not us.”
This season is this the fifth time the series was tied after four games since the ALCS altered the format to the best-of-seven in 1985. In each prior case, the winner of Game 5 went on the claim the series.
The Red Sox have the best record at home and are the highest-scoring team in the American League. They’ve also won both games against the Tigers powerhouse pitchers Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander started on the mound, as is planned for games 6 and 7.
Boston’s Clay Buchholz faces Sherzer on the mound on Saturday.
The Detroit Tigers face the Red Sox in Boston on Saturday at 8:07 p.m. EST. Fans can catch Game 6 live at Fenway Park.
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