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Tigers, Red Sox both set LCS strikeout records in Game 6

Oct 19, 2013, 9:06 PM EST

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When you bring Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez, and Doug Fister into any series, there are going to be some strikeouts. In the ALCS between the Tigers and Red Sox, they’ve combined to knock down a long-standing League Championship Series record while helping the Red Sox knock down an inauspicious one of their own.

Via CSN New England’s Maureen Mullen:

Mullen notes that the Tigers overcame the record set by the Braves in 1991, and the Red Sox overcame the record set by the Indians in 1963.

The record for strikeouts in any post-season series was set in 2001 by the eventual World Series champion Diamondbacks with 70. After Max Scherzer struck out the side in the bottom of the second, the Red Sox are sitting at 65.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Victorino can’t even bunt right!

  2. wilkisoft - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    That bunt was something awful.

    • jcmeyer10 - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      It made my Little League coach cry. Then Petey goes from 6 inches away from a back breaker to ground out DP.

    • Glenn - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      Bunting is awful.

  3. wilkisoft - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Stephen Drew looked good striking out again. It’s a good thing that bat has consistently been in the lineup.

    • jcmeyer10 - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      Middlebrooks and Drew were struggling. I will take Drew’s defense everyday.

  4. wilkisoft - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I haven’t seen him handle anything out of the usual. Everything hit to him has been routine, with the exception of V-Mart’s liner. As frustrating as his brother was, at least he came up with a big hit every now and then.

    • jcmeyer10 - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

      I can agree with you on that.

  5. unclemosesgreen - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Every double play the Sox hit into robs a Tigger of 2 more K’s.

  6. wilkisoft - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    With the exception of V-Mart’s liner, I haven’t seen him handle anything out of the ordinary. Everything has been routine. As frustrating as his brother was, at least he came up with a big hit every now and then.

  7. wilkisoft - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Sorry. Wrote it twice. Dang app crashed after hitting submit the first time. Wasn’t sure it went through.

  8. wilkisoft - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Have the feeling this is gonna be one of those games separated by a run in the end.

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