Red Sox Advance To World Series With 5-2 Win Over Tigers

October 20, 2013 4:02 AM
Red Sox Advance To World Series With 5-2 Win Over Tigers
" BOSTON (CBS) — For the 12th time in franchise history, the Boston Red Sox are heading to the World Series.

The Red Sox punched their ticket to the Fall Classic with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday night at Fenway Park.

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Shane Victorino hit a grand slam with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Red Sox a 5-2 lead. Victorino was hitting .087 in the series prior to the at-bat, and he fell behind in the count 0-2 to Jose Veras. But Veras threw a curveball for the third straight pitch, and that was a mistake, as Victorino crushed it over the Green Monster for the game-changing hit.

The situation presented itself after Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, known as perhaps the best defensive shortstop in baseball, bobbled a potential double play ball behind the second base bag with one out in the seventh. Jacoby Ellsbury reached via error, and with Jonny Gomes on third after a double and Xander Bogaerts on second after his walk, Victorino delivered the grand slam "

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