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Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino, left, celebrates his (Credit: AP Photo Matt Slocum)

Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino, left, celebrates his grand slam off Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Jose Veras, right, as he heads toward home in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

ALCS: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

The Boston Red Sox advanced to the World Series by defeating the Detroit Tigers, 5-2, in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won the series, 4-2.

Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew fields a
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Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew fields a grounder by Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera before throwing him out at first base during the seventh inning in Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Xander Bogaerts #72
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Xander Bogaerts #72 of the Boston Red Sox slides home to score a run off of Jacoby Ellsbury #2 single to right against Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, right, takes
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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, right, takes the ball from relief pitcher Brandon Workman (67) in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli (12)
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Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli (12) shows the ball to umpire Joe West, left, who calls out Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson (14) after he was picked off first base during the seventh inning in Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila, left, talks to
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Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila, left, talks to starting pitcher Max Scherzer in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Brandon Workman (67)
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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Brandon Workman (67) bobbles a grounder by Detroit Tigers' Torii Hunter in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa throws
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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa throws against the Detroit Tigers in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa reacts
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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa reacts after Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera grounded out to Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew to end the top of the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer, right, leaves
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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer, right, leaves the game in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer leaves the
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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer leaves the game in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Franklin Morales #56
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Franklin Morales #56 of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland removes starting pitcher
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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland removes starting pitcher Max Scherzer (37) in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Franklin Morales #56
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Franklin Morales #56 of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, left, can't make
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Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, left, can't make a play on a ball hit by Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. At right is Tigers second baseman Omar Infante. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino, front, celebrates his
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Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino, front, celebrates his grand slam against the Detroit Tigers as he rounds first base in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino, left, celebrates his
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Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino, left, celebrates his grand slam off Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Jose Veras, right, as he heads toward home in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino hits a grand
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Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino hits a grand slam against the Detroit Tigers in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino celebrates his grand
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Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino celebrates his grand slam against the Detroit Tigers as he rounds first base in the seventh inning during Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Miguel Cabrera #24
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Miguel Cabrera #24 and Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate scoring on Prince Fielder #28 hit a single to deep left center against Franklin Morales #56 of the Boston Red Sox in the sixth inning during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Victor Martinez #41
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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits a single to deep left center against Franklin Morales #56 of the Boston Red Sox in the sixth inning scoring Miguel Cabrera #24 and Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross makes a
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Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross makes a catch on a foul ball by Detroit Tigers' Torii Hunter in the fifth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli scores on a
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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli scores on a wild pitch by Detroit Tigers' Anibal Sanchez, right, in the third inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester walks
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester walks to the dugout in the third inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)

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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli crosses home plate
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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli crosses home plate following a home run in the second inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. At left is Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli scores on a
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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli scores on a wild pitch by Detroit Tigers' Anibal Sanchez, left, in the third inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera hits an RBI single
(Credit: AP Photo Charlie Riedel)

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera hits an RBI single in the fifth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli puts out Detroit
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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli puts out Detroit Tigers' Jose Iglesias at first in the fifth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli hits a single
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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli hits a single in the fifth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester chases
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester chases a bunt by Detroit Tigers' Jose Iglesias in the fifth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. Iglesias was out at first. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland talks with umpire
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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland talks with umpire Dan Iassogna in the fifth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Tigers' Jose Iglesias argues a call by
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Detroit Tigers' Jose Iglesias argues a call by umpire Dan Iassogna in the fifth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series. (Oct. 17, 2013)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester scopes
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester scopes a ball hit by Detroit Tigers' Jose Iglesias in the fifth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. Iglesias was out at first. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, left,
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, left, is taken out by manager John Farrell in the sixth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante goes down after fouling
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Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante goes down after fouling a ball off his foot in the sixth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland talks with umpire
(Credit: AP Photo Charlie Riedel)

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland talks with umpire Dan Iassogna in the fifth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa throws
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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa throws in the sixth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester walks off the
(Credit: AP Photo Paul Sancya)

Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester walks off the mound after being taken out in the sixth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli looks down after
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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli looks down after the fifth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury dives for a
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Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury dives for a ball hit by Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante in the sixth inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland waits at the
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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland waits at the mound during a pitching change in the seventh during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia tries
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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia tries to field a ball hit by Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson in the fourth inning during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy hands
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy hands the baseball to manager John Farrell in the fourth inning as he is taken out during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Boston Red Sox's Jake Peavy is taken out
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Boston Red Sox's Jake Peavy is taken out of the game in the fourth inning as he walks past Mike Napoli, left, during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Boston Red Sox's Jake Peavy is taken out
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Boston Red Sox's Jake Peavy is taken out in the fourth inning during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Boston Red Sox's Jake Peavy wipes his faces
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Boston Red Sox's Jake Peavy wipes his faces after being taken out of the game in the fourth inning during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 16, 2013)

Detroit Tigers' Torii Hunter, right, congratulates Omar Infante
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Detroit Tigers' Torii Hunter, right, congratulates Omar Infante after Infante scores in the fourth inning during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox. (Oct.. 16, 2013)

Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson steals second in the
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Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson steals second in the fourth inning as Boston Red Sox's Stephen Drew takes the throw during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder takes off his gloves
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Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder takes off his gloves after striking out in the fourth inning as Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Brandon Workman walks off during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson is congratulated by manager
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Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson is congratulated by manager Jim Leyland after scoring in the fourth inning during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias makes a catch
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Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias makes a catch on a ball hit by Boston Red Sox's Shane Victorino in the fifth inning during Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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