Game 5 Recap: DET 3, OAK 0
The Detroit Tigers will be advancing to the American League Championship Series for the third consecutive year. Behind eight shutout innings from Justin Verlander (eleven strikeouts) and a two run bomb from Miguel Cabrera, it will be the Tigers playing the Red Sox in Boston on Saturday. They take this series 3-2 over the Oakland Athletics.
Game 4 Recap: BOS 3, TB 1
This game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth, when David DeJesus singled home a run. The Red Sox subsquently scored on a wild pitch, sacrifice fly, and an infield single, to give themselves the three unanswered runs to win this game. The Red Sox have been a great story over this past year, going from worst to first in the span of an offseason. Now, they will be advancing to the ALCS, as they beat the Rays 3-1 in this series.
Game 4 Recap: DET 8, OAK 6
Five runs in the final two innings sent Tigers fans home happy in Comerica Park, giving them a chance at game five, and a chance to take this "once lost" series. Behind six innings of three run ball from Doug Fister, and two innings of relief from Max Scherzer (who got the win), the Tigers were able to tie this series at two. Jhonny Peralta and Victor Martinez each homered, and Joquain Benoit closed it out, as the Tigers take this one, 8-6.
Game 3 Recap: TB 5, BOS 4
Jose Lobaton blasted a walk-off homer in the ninth off the Red Sox shutdown closer, Koji Uehara. The Rays erupted, and the Red Sox went home blowing a tie game in the ninth. They still have a commanding 2-1 series lead, however, and could easily come back and win tonight. But, even giving the Rays some life could lead to trouble. Evan Longoria also homered, to tie the game at three. Game four is tonight, and the Rays need to capitalize once again to stay alive.
Game 3 Recap: OAK 6, DET 3
The Tigers needed one win to brush off the shutout in game two and retake control of this series. The couldn't. Anibal Sanchez allowed three homers to Seth Smith, Josh Reddick, and Brandon Moss to send them to victory. Grant Balfour and Victor Martinez exchanged words in the ninth, which led to cleared benches, and a brawl. The A's take a 2-1 series lead, as game four will be played today. The Tigers seem to have lost all their life.
Game 2 Recap OAK 1, DET 0