The Detroit Tigers took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox. Starter Anibal Sanchez was removed after six innings and 116 pitches with 12 strikeouts and six walks allowed. Al Alburquerque got through the seventh inning with the combined no-hitter intact, and Jose Veras and Drew Smyly tag-teamed a 1-2-3 eighth inning. Boston finally ended the no-hit bid in with one out in the ninth inning against closer Joaquin Benoit, who then got the next two hitters out to nail down the save.
In all, Tigers pitchers struck out 17 Red Sox batters, a mark that set a new franchise postseason high and tied the all-time major league record for a postseason game.
ALCS Game 2: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox – 8:00 PM ET
Fenway Park – Boston, MA
TV: FOX (Joe Buck, Tim McCarver)
Radio: 97.1 FM in Detroit (click for affiliates)
Weather Forecast: 51 degrees, clear.
Game 1 Recap:
Probable Lineups and Starting Pitchers
- 1. Austin Jackson, CF (R)
- 2. Torii Hunter, RF (R)
- 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B (R)
- 4. Prince Fielder, 1B (L)
- 5. Victor Martinez, DH (S)
- 6. Jhonny Peralta, SS (R)
- 7. Alex Avila, C (L)
- 8. Omar Infante, 2B (R)
- 9. Don Kelly, LF (L)
- SP. Max Scherzer, RHP
Boston Red Sox