Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers: Keys to Each Team Winning ALCS Game 5

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Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers: Keys to Each Team Winning ALCS Game 5
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With their 7-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers tied up the 2013 ALCS at two games apiece and set up a massively important Game 5 in the best-of-seven series.

It'll be Jon Lester vs. Anibal Sanchez on Thursday night. That pitching pairing should bode well for Detroit, but Jacoby Ellsbury could swing the tide in Boston's favorespecially if Prince Fielder insists on continuing his disappearing act at the plate.

Here are a few keys to a Game 5 victory for each team.

 

*Statistics on the following slides are courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com, ESPN.com and Fangraphs.com

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