The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox were among the best in baseball all season, but both came from dramatically different angles. With All Stars all over the field, the Tigers were one of the favorites to take home the AL Crown since the start, and proved that they were by taking out the Oakland A's in five games. The Red Sox rise from worst to first was an achievement of epic proportions, and it took four games to vanquish the rival Rays in the ALDS. Now these two stacked squads face off for the right to represent the American League against the winner of the Dodgers-Cardinals series.
Here's how they stacked up statistically during the regular season.
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