THE POSTSEASON REPORT: OCTOBER 16, 2013

by Bill Chuck on October 16, 2013


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ALCS2013AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (FOX)

Detroit Tigers 1 Boston Red Sox 0
Detroit Tigers 5 Boston Red Sox 6
Detroit Tigers 0 Boston Red Sox 1

The Red Sox lead this best of seven series 2-1 – Home field advantage: Boston

Boston holds a 2-1 lead in an ALCS for the first time in their 10 ALCS appearances.

This was the third 1-0 win in Red Sox postseason history:

  • Boston beat the New York Mets 1-0 in Game 1 of the 1986 World Series
  • Boston defeated the Cubs 1-0 in Game 1 of the 1918 World Series.

Wednesday, October 16 – GAME 4 at Comerica Park, Detroit, MI, 7:30 PM
Red Sox (Jake Peavy) at Tigers (Doug Fister)

This is the 32nd time in 44 ALCS that a team holds a 2-1 series lead. Of the previous 31 occasions, the team with the 2-1 advantage has gone on to win the series 23 times. Since the ALCS converted to a best-of-7 format in 1985, 17 of 22 teams to take a 2-1 series lead have advanced to the World Series.

Today is Tim McCarver‘s 72nd birthday. We wish him nothing but the best in his retirement which begins after the World Series.

Thursday, October 17 – GAME 5 at Comerica Park, Detroit, MI, 7:30 PM
*Saturday, October 19 – GAME 6 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA, 4:00 PM**
*Sunday, October 20 – GAME 7 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA, 7:00 PM
* If necessary
** Moves to 7:30 PM ET if the NLCS has concluded

NLCS2013NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (TBS)

Los Angeles Dodgers 2 St. Louis Cardinals 3
Los Angeles Dodgers 0 St. Louis Cardinals 1
St. Louis Cardinals 0 Los Angeles Dodgers 3
St. Louis Cardinals 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 2

Cardinals lead the best of seven series 3-1 – Home field advantage: St. Louis

This is the third time that the Cardinals have held a 3-1 lead in the NLCS; St. Louis has lost the NLCS both times that it has held a 3-1 lead. The most recent loss for St. Louis was last season against the Giants, and prior to that was 1996 vs. the Braves

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4 p.m. – GAME 5: Cardinals at Dodgers
Cardinals (Joe Kelly) at Dodgers (Zack Greinke)
Friday, Oct. 18, 8:30 p.m. – GAME 6*: Dodgers at Cardinals

Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:30 p.m. – GAME 7*: Dodgers at Cardinals

*If Necessary

MLB-2013-World-Series-Logo-e1380571058109WORLD SERIES (FOX)

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Game 1: National League champion at American League champion

Thursday, Oct. 24

Game 2: National League champion at American League champion

Saturday, Oct. 26

Game 3: American League champion at National League champion

Sunday, Oct. 27

Game 4: American League champion at National League champion

Monday, Oct. 28

Game 5: American League champion at National League champion*

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Game 6: National League champion at American League champion*

Thursday, Oct. 31

Game 7: National League champion at American League champion*

* If necessary

Times to be announced; all times listed ET

ESPN Radio will carry every postseason game, and live-streamed on ESPNRadio.com.

How we got here

NL Wild Card play-in

Pirates 6 – Reds 2

AL Wild Card play-in

Tampa Bay Rays 4, Cleveland Indians 0

NL Division Series

Dodgers wins the NLDS, 3-1

  • Game 1: Los Angeles Dodgers 6 Atlanta Braves 1
  • Game 2: Los Angeles Dodgers 3 Atlanta Braves 4
  • Game 3: Los Angeles Dodgers 13 Atlanta Braves 6
  • Game 4: Los Angeles Dodgers 4 Atlanta Braves 3

St. Louis wins the NLDS, 3-2

  • Game 1: Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis Cardinals 9
  • Game 2: Pittsburgh 7 St. Louis Cardinals 1
  • Game 3: Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis Cardinals 3
  • Game 4: Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis Cardinals 2
  • Game 5: Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis Cardinals 6

AL Division Series

Boston wins ALDS, 3-1

  • Game 1: Rays 2 Boston Red Sox 12
  • Game 2: Rays 4 Boston Red Sox 7
  • Game 3: Rays 5 Boston Red Sox 4
  • Game 4: Rays 1 Boston Red Sox 3

Detroit wins ALDS, 3-2

  • Game 1: Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland A’s 2
  • Game 2: Detroit Tigers 0 at Oakland A’s 1
  • Game 3: Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland A’s 5
  • Game 4: Detroit Tigers 8 at Oakland A’s 6
  • Game 5: Detroit Tigers 3 at Oakland A’s 0

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