MLB post-season low on scoring, high on excitement

Mike Napoli of the Boston Red Sox hits a seventh-inning homer against the Detroit Tigers for the...

Mike Napoli of the Boston Red Sox hits a seventh-inning homer against the Detroit Tigers for the only run of Game 3 of the ALCS. (Getty)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:27 AM ET

DETROIT - Welcome to the 2013 post-season.

If you aren’t watching and only are seeing final scores, we’re going to tell you it only seems like soccer’s World Cup.

Mike Napoli, a three-day Blue Jay on paper only, homered with one out in the seventh as Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey and three relievers rode the drive for a 1-0 win and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series.

“To me it’s still baseball, even if the scores are so low,” said Detroit Tigers centre fielder Austin Jackson.

Three Detroit starters — Anibal Sanchez, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander on Tuesday afternoon — have held the Red Sox hitters to a combined .123 (9-for-73) average, allowing ... 

Six hits. 

Two runs in 21 innings (0.86). 

Nine walks, while striking out 35.

And the Tigers have dropped two of the first three. 


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