Red Sox beat Tigers 5-2 to advance to World Series

Red Sox beat Tigers 5-2 to advance to World Series

October 20th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Jose Veras looks up after giving up a grand slam to Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox won 5-2 to advance to the World Series.

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BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox are going back to the World Series for the third time in 10 seasons.

Shane Victorino's seventh-inning grand slam propelled Boston to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night, clinching the AL championship series in six games and setting up a World Series rematch with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Red Sox will host Game 1 on Wednesday night against the team they swept in 2004 to end their 86-year title drought. The Cardinals won the NL pennant on Friday night by eliminating the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games.

With 21-game winner Max Scherzer on the mound, Detroit took a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning and held it until Boston loaded the bases on a double, a walk and an error by shortstop Jose Iglesias. Victorino lofted an 0-2 pitch from Jose Veras over the Green Monster.