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A.L. Division Series Game 4: Red Sox vs. Rays, Athletics vs. Tigers

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Both Oakland and Boston look to punch their tickets to the ALCS today

Brian Blanco

Thanks a lot, Fredi Gonzalez, for leaving Craig Kimbrel on the bench, saving him for a save situation that never came. There goes our chance to four five-game series.

The Rays came back and won last night on the most unlikely of heroes, Jose Lobaton, hitting a walk-off home run off of Koji Uehara, forcing a game four today.

In Detroit, the Athletics are a game away from the ALCS thanks either to their superior pitching or a Detroit Tigers offense that was last seen on a milk carton. We all chalked up that Henderson Alvarez no-hitter to an apathetic Tigers team playing a meaningless game and trying not to get hurt before the playoffs, but right now, this Tigers team can't hit anything.

So without further ado, here are the pitching matchups. Let's get more games like we did yesterday.

Athletics/Tigers:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Dan Straily 10-8 27 27 0 0 0 0 152.1 132 74 67 16 57 124 3.96 1.24


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Doug Fister 14-9 33 32 1 0 0 0 208.2 229 91 85 14 44 159 3.67 1.31

Red Sox/Rays:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Jake Peavy 4-1 10 10 1 0 0 0 64.2 56 29 29 6 19 45 4.04 1.16


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Jeremy Hellickson 12-10 32 31 0 0 0 0 174.0 185 103 100 24 50 135 5.17 1.35

Both of today's games are on TBS. Announcers: Brian Anderson, Joe Simpson, John Smoltz and Rachel Nichols for Red Sox/Rays; Don Orsillo, Dennis Eckersley, Buck Martinez and David Aldridge for Tigers/Athletics.

MLB.com Gameday for Tigers/Athletics

MLB.com Gameday for Rays/Red Sox

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Rays/Red Sox

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Tigers/Athletics

SB Nation game preview for Rays/Red Sox

SB Nation game preview for Tigers/Athletics

SB Nation Rays site: Drays Bay

SB Nation Red Sox site: Over The Monster

SB Nation Tigers site: Bless You Boys

SB Nation Athletics site: Athletics Nation

This will serve as your one and only game thread for both of today's games. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.