FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week

Season 16 Episode 72

2011 ALCS Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers Game 1

Aired Saturday 4:00 PM Oct 08, 2011 on FOX
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2011 ALCS Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers Game 1

2011 ALCS Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers Game 1

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  • What a great opening game! Hopefully the entire series will be like this.

    The only things that put a damper (pardon the pun) on the game were the two rain delays, but it was sure a great game from start to finish.

    Texas was surprisingly effective against Justin Verlander and scored just enough to pull it out thanks to another great bullpen effort. This time, they pitched 1-hit ball over 4 2/3 innings. In that regard, the rain delays helped the Rangers because it got an ineffective C.J. Wilson out of the game. It's amazing that he was only scored on twice given that he gave up 11 base-runners (6 hits, 5 walks) in 4 1/3 innings. Detroit needed the one hit that could have changed the game, but Wilson got himself out of trouble again and again.

    Let's hope for more close, well-payed games like this one.moreless
Terry Francona

Terry Francona

Color Commentator

Guest Star

AJ Pierzynski

AJ Pierzynski

On-Site Analyst

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Joe Buck: And so now I welcome my partner for two games, scoot over here. Terry Francona, and my how you've fallen. The lights are on, the camera, you got makeup on the dome.
      Terry Francona: Two weeks ago I was stressing about baseball, now I got two pretty women putting makeup on me. Tough life!
      Joe Buck: Yeah, it's a tough life. You're not supposed to say that - how easy it is up here.

    • Justin Verlander: I just didn't have it. My location wasn't very good at all.

    • David Murphy: (on Justin Verlander) He's throw 100 miles an hour. You're just up there battling against a guy like that. We didn't have a lot of hits against him, but our at-bats were awesome. We were having five-, six-, seven-pitch at bats. We got hits when we needed to and the bullpen made it stand up.

  • NOTES (3)


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