The Detroit Tigers expected to go the distance in 2013, but too many miscues led to their exit in the ALCS.
Shane Victorino's return to switch-hitting turned out to be just a temporary fling for the Boston Red Sox.
It wasn't always pretty, but Boston got a win it needed in Game 5, writes Jerry Crasnick.
The Red Sox are desperate for an offensive spark. Perhaps they should make some changes to their lineup.
Mike Napoli, who had struck out in two previous at-bats, caught up to a Justin Verlander fastball and changed the ALCS for the Red Sox.
The Tigers are counting on Justin Verlander to come up big once again.
The shell-shocked Tigers must figure out how to regroup for Game 3, writes Jerry Crasnick.
The Tigers threw a knockout punch in the ALCS, and now they're in the World Series.
Phil Coke is enjoying every minute of his newly found fame in his role as the Tigers' closer.
In their loss in Game 3, the Yankees showed they simply can't hit. They're also running out of explanations and time.
Justin Verlander, arguably baseball's best pitcher, will pose a huge challenge for Yankees' struggling lineup in Game 3.
Anibal Sanchez gave the Tigers a lift in Game 2, but the team's bullpen issues still need to be solved.
Losing Derek Jeter for the remainder of the postseason is a major hit to a suddenly fragile Yankees team.
Brian Matusz, Jim Johnson and Darren O'Day came up huge in Orioles win in Game 2 of the ALDS.
The Rangers punched their ticket to the World Series for the second straight year, knocking out the Tigers in ALCS Game 6.
The Tigers needed some help to stay alive in the ALCS, and they got it in some unusual ways to win Game 5.