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Tigers take a 1-0 lead on Jhonny Peralta’s two-out RBI single in the sixth

Oct 12, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

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After squandering an opportunity to take the lead in the top of the fifth, the Tigers finally broke through in the top of the sixth against Red Sox starter Jon Lester. After getting Torii Hunter to ground out, Lester put Miguel Cabrera on base with a walk and Prince Fielder by drilling him in the arm.

The Sox very nearly ended the inning with a nifty 6-4-3 double play off of the bat of Victor Martinez, but he was correctly ruled safe on a bang-bang call by first base umpire Rob Drake. Cabrera advanced to third base on the play. Lester couldn’t see his way out of trouble again as Jhonny Peralta hit a weak liner to center, plating Cabrera with two outs. The inning was closed when Omar Infante sharply grounded out to third base.

Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez will attempt to continue his no-hit bid against the Sox in the bottom half of the sixth. He is already at 88 pitches, so the odds are long he’ll be allowed to finish the job.

  1. historiophiliac - Oct 12, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Yahooooo!

  2. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Oct 12, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    I would like to thank the team from BAAAAAAAAAAASton for participating in the post season now go home and shave your weak chins ya philthy animals !

    • historiophiliac - Oct 12, 2013 at 10:57 PM

      Phan?

  3. jacobk621 - Oct 12, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Is it me or is this game taken a extremely long time to complete ???? ,, I’ve seen paint dry faster !!!!

  4. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Oct 13, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Red Sox fans are so annoying and FOX can’t get enough of them ! Grown men with their praying hands up to their lips looking like their about to burst into tears,,,,,,,,,,,sac up losers !

  5. redmanrt - Oct 13, 2013 at 4:59 AM

    Yesterday was a good day for baseball! Two big-money teams lost to medium-money teams.

    • nponte - Oct 13, 2013 at 7:27 AM

      I joined WP just so I could tell you how idiotic this comment is. Detroit and Boston have the 2nd and 3rd highest salaries in the AL. Separated by 1.85 million this year. And St. Louis was still 5th in the NL and they would have been much higher had they signed extended contracts to their upcoming free agents. Possibly this is your first year watching baseball? Or perhaps numbers are too hard? None of these 4 teams has ever been considered a “medium money” team.

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