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October 18, 2013

Tigers on brink of elimination after Boston wins

21-game winner Max Scherzer to start Game 6

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Fielder hasn’t driven in a run during the postseason in 17-plus games since the opener of the 2012 ALCS against the New York Yankees. The longest RBI drought of his career during the regular season was with the Milwaukee Brewers during a 44 at-bat skid in 2008, according to STATS.
Leyland moved Austin Jackson from leadoff to eighth in the lineup in Game 4, and it has worked out well for him in two straight games.
The veteran manager, though, doesn’t plan to move Fielder, a five-time All-Star who has averaged 111 RBIs in his last seven seasons, out of the middle of the lineup.
“We’ll just pretty much leave it the way it is,” Leyland said.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said his pitchers have done a good job of keeping Fielder guessing at the plate.
“Not really settling in any one pattern,” Farrell said.
Fielder, though, wasn’t Detroit’s only problem in its third one-loss loss of the series, a defeat that put Boston within one win of the World Series.
Cabrera, who can barely run, in part because of a lingering groin injury, wrecked the Tigers’ first chance to score in Game 5.
He saw third base coach Tom Brookens wave him home initially as he was running toward third when Jhonny Peralta singled with two outs in the first. But Cabrera said it was too late for him to stop when Brookens sent both arms up in the air to signal for him to stop and load the bases.
“That’s my fault,” Cabrera said.
Leyland shifted at least some responsibility to Brookens.
“What happens with two outs sometimes, you’re thinking you’ve got to score with two outs, that’s the old baseball thing,” Leyland said. “But in this particular case with Miggy, you’ve got to hold him up right away.  He was waving, and it probably stopped him a little late.”

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