The Boston Red Sox are within reach of World Series tickets, only a game away after a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers last night. For large parts of the season Boston, like large parts of the baseball population, has gotten used to seeing Miguel Cabrera banging shots out of his home park. But in this game it was the Red Sox Mike Napoli who generated the big blasts while Cabrera was mediocre at best. It’s a tribute to the strength of the Red Sox that their roster can generate nightly heroes rather than depending on the same names to grab a win.
The Red Sox will be heading to Fenway with the biggest prize in baseball, the opportunity for a World Series, right in front of them. Boston has a 3-2 lead in the ALCS and they get to play at home. Bucholz will be on the mound according to reports, and the home crowd will be pumped.
The Red Sox cranked out to a three-run lead in the second and added another in the seventh. Meanwhile Detroit hung in gamely, missing scoring opportunities early but still managed to come back and get close in the seventh. Too little too late as Boston closed it out and won another in a series that has seen a bevy of close games. Only a handful of plays separate these teams and with only a play or two it could be Detroit prepping for a World Series.