9 must-see moments from Saturday's Red Sox-Tigers ALCS Game 6
ALCS Game 6. Fenway Park. Scherzer vs. Buchholz.
A Red Sox win would give Boston its third pennant in 10 years, while a Tigers victory would send the series to an all-deciding Game 7. Let's go to the GIFs.
Scherzer had fantastic stuff all game, striking out eight and allowing just three runs over 6 1/3 innings. Here he is striking out the side in the second inning:
The righty also halted a Boston rally in the third with a sliding catch on Shane Victorino's bunt attempt:
He also lucked out on a longggg Dustin Pedroia foul ball later in the inning (faces, everyone). Pedroia would eventually ground out into a double play, keeping the score at 0-0.
Finally, Boston was able to break through in the bottom of the fifth on this Jacoby Ellsbury single:
Buchholz also pitched well (5 IP, 2 R), but was taken out after allowing the first two batters to reach in the sixth. And with nobody out, Victor Martinez put his team up 2-1 with this bases-loaded, two-run single:
Eventually, the Red Sox were able to get out of the inning -- mostly because of this strange double play/Prince Fielder flop:
Detroit threatened to add to their one-run lead with two on in the seventh, but Stephen Drew said "No."
Then, in the bottom half of the inning, the Sox struck. With the bases loaded, Shane Victorino stepped up to the dish and did not miss. Grand slam. 5-2, Red Sox:
Koji Uehara came on in the ninth and sent his team to their 12th World Series:
Boston will face off against St. Louis in the Fall Classic on Wednesday. We'll see you there.