ALCS Game 6: BoSox face Scherzer
The Boston Red Sox batters will be up against Max Scherzer on Saturday as they try to wrap up their best-of-seven ALCS at Fenway Park against the visiting Detroit Tigers.
Boston took a 3-2 lead in the series on Thursday night with a 4-3 road victory at Comerica Park. Scherzer held the Red Sox to one run on two hits over seven innings back in Game 2, but Boston ended up winning that game by a 6-5 score.
Getting the ball for the Red Sox is Clay Buchholz, who owns a 12-1 record on the season with a 2.17 ERA.
This game matches up the No. 4 (Red Sox) and the No. 16 (Tigers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has baseball's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.58 hits per game. The Tigers average 9.91 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the list.
Defensively, Detroit features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.51 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 5.22 runs per game.
A few Tigers at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Detroit's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 12 games on the road
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Detroit's last 21 games when playing Boston
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Detroit at Boston, Sunday, October 20th