Former Detroit Tigers Price, Martinez, and Kinsler help Red Sox to 2-0 World Series lead

Detroit Tigers fans can look at this one of two ways. The first is we can be upset that the franchise couldn’t capitalize on having great talent by winning a World Series.  The second way is that we can root for our former fan-favorite players as they pursue a World Series Championship in another city.  Let’s take the second approach.

Former Tigers David Price, Ian Kinsler, Rick Porcello, and J.D. Martinez have the Boston Red Sox up 2-0 in this year’s World Series.  Last night, David Price pitched a gem, and Kinsler and Martinez combined to drive in 3 of 4 Red Sox wins as Boston pulled off a 4-2 Game 2 victory. The Series now heads back to LA with the Los Angeles Dodgers down 0-2.

Price, who pitched for the Tigers for parts of the 2014 and 2015 seasons, threw a solid six innings while giving up only two earned runs, and striking out six. His outing kept the Red Sox in the game. Ian Kinsler contributed with a 2nd inning RBI single. J.D. Martinez, a fan-favorite here in Detroit, capped the scoring with a 5th inning two-run single. The Red Sox bullpen did the rest.

No matter how you feel about these players now playing for another franchise and leading them toward a World Series crown, they are on their way. If the Red Sox can hold on and win, it would be two years in a row former Tigers earned their rings in a different city. Justin Verlander had to go to Houston to win his last year.

As a long-time Tigers’ fan, I say go, Red Sox!

Written by Jay Win

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