The Red Sox are headed back to Boston for Game 6 of the ALCS needing only one more win to move on to play for a World Series title for the first time since 2007. After the 4-3 win last night over the Detroit Tigers the Sox now hold a 3-2 series lead in the ALCS.
The Sox are looking to end the series Saturday afternoon in six games and move on to play for a World Series title for the first time since 2007.
“To me it was critical for the Red Sox to win last night,” Red Sox insider Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet New England told Toucher & Rich. “Going home facing the prospect of having to beat both Scherzer and Verlander again back to back with no margin for error would not have been a good scenario.”
The guys went on to discuss Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder struggling at the plate in important moments for the Tigers. On the the other end it seems Mike Napoli’s bat has woken up a bit. Napoli had three hits, one of which was a solo home run, in the Game 5 win, but can this continue through the remainder of the playoffs?
They also discussed Shane Victorino, who hasn’t been lighting it up at the plate batting second in the order. While the guys agree you can’t take the right fielder out of the game, they do think you could move him down in the order and elevate Jonny Gomes or Daniel Nava.