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Red Sox Beat Tigers 5-2 in Game 6, Advance to World Series

Shane Victorino

With one swing of the bat, Shane Victorino turned a 2-1 Tigers lead in Game 6 of the ALCS into a 5-2 lead for the Red Sox with an emphatic grand slam over the Green Monster.

With that swing, Victorino earned every bit of the $13 million per season he signed for the previous offseason.

Fast forward to the seventh inning, with runners on first and second, defensive wizard Jose Iglesias booted a potential double play ball off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury. This brought Victorino to the plate, who sent the third pitch he saw into the Monster Seats.

In fitting fashion, Iglesias, the man the Red Sox traded away to acquire Jake Peavy, struck out against Koji Uehara to end the game.

Max Scherzer started for the Tigers and was sharp again, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) in 6.1 innings. He was pulled in the seventh inning and again, his teammates blew the game for him as they had in Game 2, when David Ortiz hit his dramatic grand slam. Even so, Scherzer took the loss.

Clay Buchholz was charged with 2 runs in five innings, before he was pulled for Franklin Morales in the middle of the sixth inning.

Victorino finished just 3/24 (.125) in the series. Ortiz, who had the other grand slam, went 0-3 Saturday night and just 2/22 (.090) in the series.

Koji Uehara won the ALCS MVP. He didn’t allow a run in the series and finished with three saves and a win.

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