Thursday, October 17, 2013

Koji Uehara Holds Off Detroit to Win Game Five; Boston Within a Game of the World Series

Wednesday night in Game Four the Tigers got out to an early lead and coasted to victory. Thursday night in Game Five it looked like Boston would do the same, but in the end they needed relief pitcher Koji Uehara to work his magic in order to preserve the win.

As you can see after José Iglesias popped out to right to clinch the 4-3 win for Boston the reliever was just a little bit relieved.


Mike Napoli started the scoring off for the Red Sox with a solo home run in the second and scored the final Boston run an inning later off of a wild pitch. Detroit did its best to get back in the game with a run in the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings.

Koji put an end to any hopes of a Detroit comeback making quick work of Jhonny Peralta and Omar Infante (both struck out swinging) and inducing the side to pop up in the ninth.

Boston will look to Clay Buchholz to close out the series for the Red Sox in Game 6 when the series moves back to Fenway. Detroit will hope that Max Scherzer can keep the team alive and force a Game 7.

Game time is 4:37 PM ET.

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