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Did you know? ALCS Game 6: BOS 5, DET 2

A look at some notable facts and figures from the Boston Red Sox's 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on Saturday.

• The Red Sox will make their 12th World Series appearance, the third time in the last 10 years. It will be their fourth time facing the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series and a rematch of their 2004 title, a sweep.

Shane Victorino's grand slam in the seventh inning was his second career grand slam in the postseason. He and Jim Thome are the only Major Leaguers with more than one.

• The Red Sox are the first team in Major League history with two game-tying or go-ahead grand slams in seventh inning or later in single postseason. David Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning during Game 2.

• Boston is the seventh team since 1991 to reach the World Series after finishing last in its division the season before.

• Detroit's starting pitchers set a Major League record with 55 strikeouts in a postseason series. The previous mark was 51, set by the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 2001 World Series.

• The Tigers set a postseason record with 73 strikeouts in the series.

• The Red Sox and Cardinals will be the first World Series featuring teams with the best regular-season records in both the American League and National League since the Yankees and Braves met in 1999.

• Detroit's bullpen allowed three grand slams during the regular season and two in the ALCS.

• The Tigers didn't hit a home run in the final four games, matching their longest homerless streak from the regular season.

• Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was caught stealing in the fifth inning. It was only the fifth time in 62 stolen-base attempts this year that he was caught.

• The Red Sox are 6-0 this postseason with Jonny Gomes in the starting lineup.

• In Max Scherzer's two starts during the ALCS, the Tigers bullpen gave up seven runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings.

• ALCS MVP Koji Uehara went 1-0 with three saves in the series. He didn't allow a run over six innings while striking out nine. He is the first reliever to win the award since Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in 2003.

Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for
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