When the Red Sox dealt him to the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline, Jose Iglesias figured their paths would cross down the line.
At the time, the Tigers were in the middle of a 12-game winning streak that would ostensibly lock up the AL Central. The Sox had just regained first-place in the East, and stayed there.
It made sense that the two teams would meet in the American League Championship Series.
“Absolutely,” Iglesias said. “Boston’s been playing really well this year and they’ve got an amazing team. I saw this coming.”
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