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  1. Tigers Leave Too Many Opportunities on the Table

    Jonah Keri

    The Red Sox won a nail-biter Thursday, topping the Tigers, 4-3, and moving to within one game of claiming the American League pennant. In a game that featured a few spectacular plays, it was the handful of squandered opportunities that stood out most...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  2. About Last Night: Happy to Be Napoli

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy frantically shorting Arian Foster futures, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Mike Napoli hit a monster home run as the Boston Red Sox got to Anibal Sanchez and beat the Tigers, 4-3, to take a 3-2 ALCS lead back ...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  3. About Last Night: It's Austin, Mr. Jackson If You're Nasty

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy preparing to take back a national park from the bears, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Jim Leyland's decision to move Austin Jackson down in the batting order could not have worked out better, as the Tigers o...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  4. Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara and the ALCS pitching

    Charles P. Pierce

    The joy of watching Boston closer Koji Uehara (and, if we're being honest, these Detroit pitchers, too).

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  5. About Last Weekend: Patriots Save Best for Last

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy cheering Matt Schaub's ankle injury because that's the only way to fill the pit of sadness that lives in your chest, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: New England handed New Orleans its first loss of the season...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  6. The Unfaltering, Inexorable, and Victorious Detroit Tigers Are AL...

    Michael Baumann

    Five thoughts from the Detroit Tigers' decisive 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS. 1. Justin Verlander Is Still Justin Verlander Justin Verlander won the Cy Young in 2011, and he should have won it again last year. Th...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  7. Jonah Keri breaks down the American League Championship Series

    Jonah Keri

    The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox face off for the right to advance to the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Red Sox Keep Rolling

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy faking injuries to run down the clock at your office, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Boston Red Sox are in the ALCS after holding off the Tampa Bay Rays, who set a postseason record with nine pitchers in t...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  9. Jonah Keri previews the AL Divisional Playoffs

    Jonah Keri

    The Red Sox take on the division-rival Rays and the A's face the Tigers for the right to play in the ALCS.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  10. Five Takeaways From Indians-Rays

    Jonah Keri

    The Tampa Bay Rays are off to Boston for a 2008 ALCS rematch after shutting out the Indians, 4-0, Wednesday night in Cleveland. This was a classic Rays win, one powered by talent, but also flawless preparation. Alex Cobb executed the perfect game ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  11. Do It Again: Rewatching Game 4 of Heat-Spurs

    Steve McPherson

    I once rewatched the entirety of the Red Sox 2004 ALCS victory over the New York Yankees. Not exactly to understand it better, because there were plenty of stories written and even a movie made to explain it, but to see how that understanding happene...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  12. Derek Jeter's Diary: The End of the Road

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Thursday, October 18: at Detroit Tigers (ALCS Game 4) I don't even know the ...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  13. About Last Night: America Mourns Yankees Loss

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The New York Yankees are out. CC Sabathia struggled and the offense remained dormant as the historic franchise lost 8-1 and were swept out of the ALCS. ...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  14. New York's present is bad, but the questions about the future cou...

    Jonah Keri

    As we write the obituary for the Bronx Bombers' season, we have more questions than answers for their future.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  15. MLB Playoff Wrap: Yankees on the Brink

    Jonah Keri

    Thoughts on a nail-biting ALCS Game 3, now with 13 percent more Inquiries of Interest: "I JUST HAD A GUT FEELING." If you ever want to gain some perspective on how the human mind works, try going for a drive with 3-year-old twins. On even the cle...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  16. About Last Night: You Got Verlandered

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Justin Verlander pitched 8.1 strong innings, allowing just one run and three hits, as the Tigers beat the Yankees 2-1 to take a 3-0 lead in the ALCS. "Ou...

    Blog | October 17, 2012