Scherzer’s Gem Wasted, Red Sox Come Back To Win ALCS Game 2

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BOSTON, Mass. — Through seven innings of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Sunday, all was going the Detroit Tigers’ way.

Max Scherzer had just finished a brilliant outing: one run, two hits, and 13 strikeouts. Alex Avila’s two-run home run and RBI single, paired with Miguel Cabrera’s solo homer and Victor Martinez’s RBI double had given the Tigers a 5-1 lead and a great chance to take a 2-0 series lead back to Detroit.

The Boston Red Sox had other plans.

David Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam off Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth off Rick Porcello capped an improbable 6-5 win for the Red Sox, who have tied the best-of-seven series at one game apiece.

Scherzer, the league leader in regular season wins with 21, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning — the second straight night a Detroit starter had done so. Anibal Sanchez threw six no-hit innings for the Tigers in a 1-0 win in Game 1 on Saturday.

Game 3 of the ALCS will be at Comerica Park in Detroit on Tuesday. Justin Verlander will start for the Tigers, and the Red Sox will counter with John Lackey.

Coverage starts at 3:30 p.m. EDT on FOX 17.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment