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Red Sox end Max Scherzer’s no-hit bid, get on board in the sixth

Oct 13, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT

Shane Victorino AP

It took nearly 15 innings, but the Red Sox are finally on the board in the ALCS. After the Tigers put up a four-spot in the top half of the sixth, the Red Sox mounted a two-out rally against Max Scherzer to end his no-hit bid and keep hope alive in Game 2 of the ALCS.

Scherzer struck out Will Middlebrooks and got Jacoby Ellsbury to foul out to start what looked like an easy sixth inning, but  ShaneVictorino laced a single to left field, the second hit the Sox had managed in nearly 15 innings of play in the ALCS and the first in Game 2. Then, with Victorino running, Pedroia skied a fly ball to left field, clanging high off of the Green Monster in left field. Victorino scored easily and Pedroia scampered into second base with the score now 5-1. Scherzer did not relent any more, however, striking out Ortiz to end the threat.

Something to keep an eye on: The Red Sox have already struck out 11 times against Scherzer in six innings. They struck out 12 times against Anibal Sanchez in six innings and five times against the Tiger bullpen in three innings in Game 1. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s 28 strikeouts in 57 trips to the plate (49%). Not good.

  1. historiophiliac - Oct 13, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Boooo!!!!!

  2. perryt200 - Oct 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    come on Tigers, let’s do a 2006 repeat!!!!!

  3. apkyletexas - Oct 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    “For those of you keeping score at home, that’s 28 strikeouts in 57 trips to the plate (49%). Not good.”

    Not good enough. Get it up over 50% Boston. I know you can do it.

  4. drelms - Oct 13, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    I can’t believe I was watching the cowboys game after giving up on the SOX game and my son in law texted me Ortiz is incredible. Switched back to SOX and saw Salty getting it done. Freakin unbelievable

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