The Boston Red Sox roared back against the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the ALCS on Sunday night, erasing a four-run deficit to win in the bottom of the ninth inning, 6-5, on a Jarrod Saltalamacchia walk-off single.
Just another day in the 2013 MLB playoffs.
Over in the National League, the 2011 world champion St. Louis Cardinals hold a 2-0 series advantage over the exciting Los Angeles Dodgers. Now the Cardinals get to send stud right-hander Adam Wainwright to the hill in Game 3.
Here's a look at the remaining schedule for the NLCS and ALCS, complete with a breakdown of the upcoming pitching duels.
|3||Monday, Oct. 14||8:07 p.m.||TBS|
|4||Tuesday, Oct. 15||8:07 p.m.||TBS|
|5*||Wednesday, Oct. 16||4:07 p.m.||TBS|
|6*||Thursday, Oct. 17||8:37 p.m.||TBS|
|7*||Friday, Oct. 18||8:37 p.m.||TBS|
|3||Tuesday, Oct. 15||4 p.m.||Fox|
|4||Wednesday, Oct. 16||8 p.m.||Fox|
|5*||Thursday, Oct. 17||8 p.m.||Fox|
|6*||Saturday, Oct. 19||4:30 p.m.||Fox|
|7*||Sunday, Oct. 20||8 p.m.||Fox|
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Next Pitching Matchups
St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers, Game 3
Pitching Duel: Adam Wainwright (RHP) vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu (LHP)
You all know about Adam Wainwright. He's that two-time All-Star and two-time world champion pitcher for the Cardinals.
You'll also remember him from such occasions as Game 1 and Game 5 of the NLDS against the Pittsburgh Pirates, when he allowed a combined two runs over 16 innings while posting 15 strikeouts.
You may not know as much about Hyun-Jin Ryu, though.
The Dodgers left-hander went 14-8 while posting a 3.00 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in his first MLB season this year.
His first MLB postseason start certainly wasn't spectacular (four runs in three innings against the Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of the NLDS), but he still came away with the victory.
Wainwright allowed three runs in seven innings in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Aug. 5.
Ryu was impressive against the Cardinals on Aug. 8, allowing one unearned run over seven innings while notching seven strikeout in a 5-1 win for Los Angeles. It's worth noting that the Cardinals ranked 13th in the NL in batting average against lefties during the regular season.
Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers, Game 3
Pitching Duel: John Lackey (RHP) vs. Justin Verlander (RHP)
Justin Verlander has been in the zone so far this postseason.
The six-time All-Star and 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner blanked the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 and Game 5 in the ALDS, allowing a combined six hits and racking up 21 strikeouts. His Game 5 gem boosted the Tigers to the ALCS.
After a miserable 2012 campaign, John Lackey bounced back this season, posting a 3.52 ERA and 1.16 WHIP while registering 161 strikeouts in 189.1 innings.
On the other hand, Lackey looked like his 2012 self in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing four runs in 5.1 innings. Of course, Boston's offense still bailed him out.
Verlander was roughed up in his only start against the Red Sox at Comerica Park on June 23, allowing four runs in five innings.
The last time that Lackey faced the Tigers at Comerica Park, he fared pretty well, allowing two runs in seven innings.
St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers, Game 4
Pitching Duel: Lance Lynn (RHP) vs. Ricky Nolasco (RHP)
This will be an interesting matchup.
Third-year right-hander Lance Lynn was lit up by the Pirates in Game 2 of the NLDS, giving up five runs in 4.1 innings of a 7-1 loss for the Cardinals.
The 26-year-old, however, contributed in a big way out of the bullpen against the Dodgers in Game 1, pitching two scoreless innings to come away with the win in the 3-2 extra-innings victory.
This will be the first postseason appearance of Ricky Nolasco's career. The 30-year-old languished on the Marlins for years before making his way over to L.A. in a midseason trade.
Nolasco got the best of the Cardinals in the regular season, allowing one earned run in 12 innings while winning both of his starts.
Then again, that was the regular season. This is the playoffs. Nolasco's ERA at home and on the road are identical (3.70).