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BOSTON - Teams that advance this deep into the post-season rarely have glaring deficiencies and when it comes to their respective starting staffs and in the offensive lineups of the Red Sox and Tigers, theyre difficult to find. Yonder Alonso Jersey . That also goes for each clubs closer in Detroits Joaquin Benoit and Koji Uehara of Boston. Dig a little deeper into those bullpens, though, and you understand why both managers expect their stud starters – Bostons Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, John Lackey and Jake Peavy and Detroits Anibal Sanchez, Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and Doug Fister – to pitch deep into each game. Quite frankly, their managers need them to. “Hopefully our starters match up to theirs and I think that will be one of the keys in this series for us,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell. “I cant speak for what Jim is thinking about with his own team. Our ability for our starters to keep the game under control will be pivotal for us.” “I think this series, like most series to be honest with you, everybody talks about the bullpen but when you get in the short series, just like the other night, we didnt use our bullpen,” said Tigers manager Jim Leyland. “I think this will be a starting pitching series, with the exception of the ninth inning, most likely. Youre going to see Lester and Lackey and Peavy and those kinds of guys.” Despite the success of the back end, Detroit and Boston each sported relief corps which finished in baseballs bottom 10 in bullpen ERA. The Red Soxs 3.70 ERA came in at 21st and the Tigers were even worse, finishing 24th with a 4.01 ERA. Theres a reason Leyland went to ace Max Scherzer late in the crucial fourth game of the Tigers Division Series against Oakland, facing elimination. “They might have a little more depth, maybe,” said Leyland. “A little more – maybe a slight edge in getting to (the closers,) although I feel very comfortable with our bullpen.” “Weve got some guys that we trust late in the game,” said Farrell. “Whether its Craig (Breslow,) or Junichi (Tazawa) and certainly Koji at the end. But we feel weve got matchup ability and guys tested more recently in this series.” Canadian Ryan Dempster, 36, agreed to a move to the bullpen in mid-September and is an option available to Farrell. Dempster spent four seasons (2004-2007) as a closer for the Cubs. The Tigers like left-handed set up man Drew Smyly and with good reason. He posted a 2.37 ERA and 1.039 WHIP in 63 appearances this season. Hell be tested in this series, however, with Bostons solid right-handed nucleus of Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes, possibly off the bench. Beyond Smyly, its a hodgepodge. Right-hander Al Alburquerque has the stuff but he walked 34 hitters in 49 innings. Left-hander Phil Coke, added to the roster in time for the ALCS, had a disastrous season. Fifth starter, right-hander Rick Porcello, will be available in a long role. Benoit locked down 24 of 26 save opportunities this season. Uehara converted 21 of 24 on the year and was a virtual lock after taking over as closer when Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey got hurt. Each has two saves in the post-season and neither has blown a game, although Uehara did surrender the walk-off home run to Tampa Bays Jose Lobaton, breaking the 3-3 deadlock in the third game of Bostons division series with the Rays. “I think both managers are hoping that the bullpen, unless its real late, is not as significant maybe,” said Leyland. Then Leyland added perhaps the most obvious statement. “If our starters arent good, were not going to win this series and probably the same for them.” Stephen Vogt Jersey .Kraft says Goodell realized before seeing a video showing Baltimore running back Ray Rice striking his then fiance that domestic violence was very serious for society in general. Kendall Graveman Jersey . Still, Encarnacion felt a sense of relief. He felt a pop just before crumpling to the ground after running out a groundball in the first inning of Saturdays game. It could have been worse. “Its going to take maybe two weeks,” said Encarnacion. “It depends how Im going to be and how Im going to be day after day, feeling better or not. http://www.athleticsauthenticshop.com/authentic-jonny-gomes-athletics-jersey/ .A. Dickey, even though he was coming off a Cy Young Award in 2012. Many felt the Jays would regret giving up righthanded pitcher prospect Noah Syndergaard and catcher Travis DArnaud over the long haul. GLENVIEW, Ill. -- After struggling with his putting much of the round, Tom Lehman made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Champions Tours Encompass Championship. The 55-year-old Lehman closed with a 2-under 70 at North Shore and had a 15-under 201 total for his eighth senior title and first since 2012. He rebounded from bogeys on Nos. 13 and 14 -- his only dropped strokes of the week -- with birdies on Nos. 15 and 16, parred the par-3 17th and won on the par-4 18th. "It wasnt my very best performance today, but it was good enough," Lehman said. Michael Allen and Kirk Triplett tied for second, a stroke back. Allen shot 67, and Triplett had a 68. Lehman, the 1996 British Open winner, opened with rounds of 65 and 66 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round. He ended a 27-event victory drought and won $270,000. "The check is sweet, but the trophy is sweeter," Lehman said. His last win was the Schwab Cup Championship at the end of the 2012 season. Lehman, who was bogey-free and made 13 birdies in the first two rounds, parred the first 11 holes before birdieing No. 12. "I had a rough start and wasnt putting like I did the first two days," Lehman said. "It put me in a bit of a bind. After 14, I told my caddie, Lets have the best fouur holes of the week. Dennis Eckersley Jersey. ." Lehman sank an 18-footer on the 15th and a 6-footer on the 16th to get back to 14 under. Triplett birdied the first, sixth, 13th and 16th holes in his bogey-free round. His approach on the final hole stopped in the back fringe. He missed a 20-foot birdie attempt. "I said early in the week that 15 under would win and 15 under wins," Triplett said. "I had some chances, missed a couple and made a couple. I had a pretty tough putt on 18 coming down that hill to keep it on line. So, next week." Allen birdied three of the last four holes, with his approach on 18 hitting the flagstick and stopping 4 inches from the cup. Doug Garwood was fourth at 13 under after a 66. He played the first 10 holes in 4 under and briefly grabbed a share of the lead at 13 under with an eagle on the 16th hole, but three-putted for bogey on the 17th to fall back. Russ Cochran took advantage of a swing adjustment to shooting the best round of the tournament, an 8-under 64 that left him in a tie for sixth at 10 under. "I got up on my toes more," Cochran said. "Seems like a little thing, but it seemed like it did the trick." Colin Montgomerie was 10 under after a 70. Hale Irwin matched his age with a 69 to tie for 39th at 3 under. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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