For the third consecutive season, Detroit will be playing for the American League Pennant, taking on the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series that kicks of on Saturday night at Fenway Park.
While Detroit took the regular season series from Boston, 4-3, it hasn't been an easy road for the Tigers to get to this point, being pushed to the brink by an upstart Oakland team in the ALDS and needing a near perfect game from Justin Verlander to finally put the A's away.
Amazingly, while Boston and Detroit are two of the oldest and most storied teams in baseball, having played nearly 2,000 games against each other over the course of baseball history, this marks the first time that the two teams will do battle in the playoffs.
Let's take a look at the steps the Tigers need to take in order to emerge victorious from what promises to be another hard-fought series.
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