Shane Victorino hit a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers, 5-2, at Fenway Park on Saturday to win the American League pennant and advance to the World Series.
Michael Wacha allowed just two hits in seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals won the N.L. pennant and advanced to the World Series by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 9-0, in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) on Friday night.
The Tigers advanced Thursday to join the Red Sox, Dodgers and Cardinals in the field for Major League Baseball's 2013 League Championship Series. Here's a preview of the next round of the baseball playoffs in the National and American leagues:
Cheering on your favorite sports team with some friendly jabs to the other team's fans is one thing, but some fans of two prominent West Coast baseball teams have taken things to a whole new, sickening level.
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