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Tigers pull within one run of Red Sox, but miss chance at bigger inning

Oct 17, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

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The Tigers pulled within one run of the Red Sox in the bottom of the seventh inning, but they squandered a chance at a bigger rally.

Jose Iglesias and Torii Hunter hit back-to-back singles off Junichi Tazawa, setting up Miguel Cabrera to hit with runners at first and third and nobody out. However, the air was quickly taken out of the rally after Tazawa got Cabrera to ground into a double play. While a run scored as a result of the play, the Red Sox were happy to make that trade. Craig Breslow then replaced Tazawa to face Prince Fielder and got him to ground out to second base to end the inning.

The Red Sox lead 4-3 as Game 5 goes into the top of the eighth inning at Comerica Park. Jose Veras remains in the ballgame for the Tigers.

  1. dtownbeatdown - Oct 17, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    That wild pitch by Sanchez that scored a run is looking huge now.

  2. perryt200 - Oct 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    what is up with the UMPs having to be so so so close to the play tonight. If i was a player woulda yelled at them during most of the foul balls, but this play just at third was stupid.

    looked like the ump was trying to get in bed with everyone

    • blacksables - Oct 18, 2013 at 6:36 AM

      He was trying to be in the right position to make the call, and have a good look at it. The thing you idiots are always bitching about them not doing.

      Who would have thought that Pena would turn the complete opposite way of any other player in the history of the game? If he turns into the runner, which he should have done, then he doesn’t have to worry about the umpire, and the runner is out.

      How is that so hard to understand? Do you actually know anything about baseball? It’s really simple, and pure geometry. If he turns into the play, his glove has a shorter distance to go to the runner than if he turns all the way around.

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