The Tigers are down, but they are not out and they will have their two best pitchers going in Game 6 and Game 7, but first things first – they have to win Game 6 to force the Game 7 tomorrow night.
According to Sportsline on Oct.19, Detroit trails the best-of-seven series to the Red Sox 3-2, which means Boston is one win away from advancing to the 2013 World Series, and completing one of the best one year turnarounds in sports history.
Last year the Sox finished last in the AL East, but this year they are one win away from competing for baseball’s Holy Grail. CY Young award candidate Max Scherzer will try to keep the hopes alive for Detroit tonight when he faces Boston’s Clay Buchholz. The Red Sox know that Detroit won’t go away easily.
''We all know what we are up against,'' Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchiasaid on Friday after an offday workout to prepare for Game 6 of the AL championship series against the Detroit Tigers. ''I expect it's going to be another one of those tough games.''
Vegas odds makers have the Red Sox at -120 with over/under number set at 7.
Boston is always tough at home, but I can't shy away from my original World Series pick back in March. Win or lose I'm sticking to my guns, pus a winner take all Game 7 would be great to watch!
Game 6 Pick: Detroit
- Who: Tigers vs. Red Sox
- What: Game 6 ALCS
- When: Today, Oct. 19, 8:07 p.m. EST
- Vegas Line: Boston -120, Over/Under 7
- TV: FOX National