Red Sox Defeat Tigers, 5-2, Advance To World Series – VIDEO
Junichi Tazawa #36 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Detroit Tigers in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox defeated the Tigers 5-2 to clinch the ALCS in six games.
Shane Victorino belted a grand slam home run in the bottom half of the seventh inning, to help lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers, on Saturday night at Fenway Park, sending the home team to their third World Series appearance in the last ten years.
With the win, the Red Sox captured the best-of-seven game American League Championship Series, 4-2, and clinched their 13th all-time appearance in the Fall Classic.
Boston scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the fifth, before Detroit took a 2-1 lead in the sixth.
Down 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh, the Red Sox loaded the bases on a double by Jonny Gomes, a walk by Xander Bogaerts, and an error by Tigers' shortstop Jose Iglesias.
That's when Victorino unloaded on an 0-2 pitch from Jose Veras, giving the Red Sox the 5-2 advantage.
Below, is the Victorino homer, courtesy of MLB.com.
From there, Boston hung on to win the game, and the series, as below we see Koji Uehara striking out Iglesias, to set off the celebration.
The Red Sox will host Game 1 of the 2013 World Series on Wednesday night, as they host the St. Louis Cardinals, the team they defeated in a four-game sweep in 2004, ending their 86-year title drought.