Red Sox Not Looking Too Far Ahead, Focused On Closing Out Tigers In Game 6

October 19, 2013 10:00 AM
Red Sox Not Looking Too Far Ahead, Focused On Closing Out Tigers In Game 6
" BOSTON (CBS) – Just one win away from a World Series berth, the Boston Red Sox are feeling pretty good about themselves.

But their focus isn’t on making it to the fall classic. They’re focused on Saturday’s Game 6 against 21-game winner Max Scherzer. He and the rest of the Detroit Tigers are all that is standing in Boston’s way of a trip to the World Series, and that’s all this team cares about right now.

“This is a very focused group. It’s been the case all year, from day one of Spring Training,” said manager John Farrell. “Our guys are well aware of where we are, but at the same time the beauty of them is to not get ahead of themselves, and that will be the case once that first pitch is thrown on Saturday.”

Taking care of business on Saturday means an extra day of rest and no sequel to Game 3′s Justin Verlander-John Lackey matchup. The Sox got the best of Verlander in that game, needing just one swing of Mike Napoli’s bat for the game’s only run, but don’t want to tempt fate a second time around "

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