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DETROIT — After two games of the American League Championship Series, what have we learned about both teams?
The Tigers . . .
They are slow, a collection of base-cloggers, albeit ones with other talents. With Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Victor Martinez, and Jhonny Peralta, it takes an eternity and extra hits to score a run, unless they’re hitting home runs or doubles. And, oh yeah, they can do that, too.
The Red Sox . . .
So far their starting pitching has been inferior to the Tigers’, but that doesn’t mean it’s been bad. Clay Buchholz was disappointing in allowing five runs, but in Game 1 Jon Lester pitched well enough to win nine out of 10 times.
We know the Sox bullpen is superior to Detroit’s.