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October 21, 2013

Playoff Prospectus

ALCS Game Six Recap: Red Sox 5, Tigers 2

by Zachary Levine


In the end, they all became true Tigers.

Jose Veras was good enough in his limited closing opportunities on a terrible team to write his ticket out of Houston, and hadn’t allowed a home run to a right-handed hitter since joining the Tigers. In the end, he was a member of the Tigers bullpen, and this is what the Tigers bullpen does.

Then there was Jose Iglesias, defensive wonder. He’d been a staple of the highlight shows as recently as one game ago. But in the end, he was a body playing defense for the Tigers and this is what the Tigers defense does.

Even if some new names were involved, the Tigers were let down by exactly what we always knew could hold them back as the Red Sox finished them off in Game 6 of the ALCS. Shane Victorino’s righty-on-righty grand slam on an 0-2 pitch was the deciding blow in a 5-2 game, but as the Red Sox party on to the World Series, Detroit will realize that it got to that point of elimination thanks to some familiar weaknesses.

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