The 2013 American League Championship Series switches scenery today as the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers get ready to square-off in Game 3 from the Motor City. The good news for the Red Sox is the Series is tied 1-1, however if it weren’t for the heroics of Big Papi, Boston would be down 0-2 and spiraling out of control.
According to a Sportsline Oct. 14 report, David Ortiz gave the Red Sox life in this series with one swing of the bat, hitting a grand slam in the 8th inning of Game 2 and sending the Boston faithful into a frenzy. The Sox went on to win 6-5 evening the series at one game each.
Statistically, the Tigers dominated the Sox the first two games of this series, especially in the pitching category. The Tigers set a record becoming the first team to no-hit their opponent through the first 5 innings of two consecutive ALCS games, but as Tigers fans know, stats can lie.
The Tigers can look at things in a positive light this way. The series is now a best 3 out of 5, and the next three are at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Add to that Detroit has the two of the hottest pitcher in baseball right in Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer and they will both be on the hill in Detroit.
Verlander who has been incredible in his last two starts will face John Lackey in today’s Game 3. Vegas odds makers have this game as the highest odds so far in AL playoffs.
Here is a look at the Game 3 facts:
- Who: Red Sox at Tigers
- What: Game 3 ALCS
- Where: Comerica Park, Detroit
- When: Today, Oct. 14, 4:00 p.m. EST
- Vegas line: Detroit – 155, Over/Under 7
- TV: FOX National