Mazz: 'What a phenomenal accomplishment'

Mazz: 'What a phenomenal accomplishment'
October 20, 2013, 1:00 am
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Gary Tanguay, Lou Merloni and Tony Massarotti check in from the celebration outside Fenway Park to reflect on how the Red Sox closed out the Tigers and became American League Champions. 

Max Scherzer dominated once again, and once again the Red Sox rallied against the Tigers bullpen, clinching the ALCS and advancing to the World Series.

But it didn't look good early on.

Scherzer was sharp and held the Sox to a single run through the first six innings. But in the seventh, with the Sox trailing 2-1, Shane Victorino came to the plate with the bases loaded. The same Victorino who had struggled throughout the entire series.

Victorino launched Jose Veras' 0-2 pitch over the Monster, giving the Red Sox a 5-2 lead and eventually sending them to their third World Series in 10 seasons.

"That was the most unlikely thing in the world," said Tanguay.

"Unbelievable," said Massarotti. "How could you script this stuff?

"What a phenomenal accomplishment by this team"

The Tigers rotation was out of this world. Four Tigers starters kept the Red Sox off-balance throughout the series. Incredibly, the Tigers were 0-3 however, in games started by their aces, Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

The Red Sox will host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night.