Tigers, Rangers Take Commanding ALDS Leads Despite Being Down 0-1
Last night was an exciting night for us Red Sox fans as the Rangers and Tigers pulled off dramatic wins over the Rays and Yankees, respectively. The Rangers won 4-3 on the back on Colby Lewis (left), who went 6 innings, striking out 6 and allowing only 1 run. A 2-run homer by Mike Napoli and a 2-run single by Josh Hamilton were enough to overcome Desmond Jennings' 2 home runs for the Rays. The Tigers came back to beat the Yankees 5-4, riding on the back of a great game by Justin Verlander where he struck out 11 in 8 strong innings. The Tigers were helped by a 2-4, 2 RBI day for Ramon Santiago, including a key hit in the 3rd inning. They also were helped by Delmon Young, going 2-3 with an RBI. This was a good day, and the Yankees and Rays are on the cusp of being out!