BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox are back in the ALCS for the first time since 2008, facing off against the Detroit Tigers for a trip to the World Series.
The series gets underway on Saturday, with Jon Lester (1-0, 2.35 ERA in playoffs) taking on Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 10.38 ERA in playoffs) at Fenway Park.
The two teams have never met before in the postseason, and while the Tigers took four of the seven regular season meetings in 2013, the postseason is a whole different animal. Three of Detroit’s wins came against Felix Doubront and Allen Webster, while Boston had their lopsided 20-4 win come with Ricky Porcello on the mound, who is now in the Detroit bullpen.
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Here is how the WBZ-TV, WBZ NewsRadio 1030, and 98.5 The Sports Hub experts see the series playing out:
|WBZ NewsRadio1030||Walt Perkins||Red Sox in 6|
|WBZ-TV||Steve Burton||Red Sox in 6|
|WBZ-TV||Dan Roche||Red Sox in 7|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Fred Toucher||Red Sox in 4|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Rich Shertenlieb||Red Sox in 4|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Jon Wallach||Red Sox in 6|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Scott Zolak||Red Sox in 5|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Andy Gresh||Red Sox in 5
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Rob “Hardy” Poole||Tigers in 6|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Michael Felger||Tigers in 7|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Tony Massarotti||Red Sox in 6|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Adam Jones||Red Sox in 7|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Rich Keefe||Red Sox in 6|
We’ve made our picks, now it’s your turn. Let us know who you think will be heading to the World Series in the comments section below.