Last season the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox met in the ALCS, with the Red Sox advancing in six games. The Red Sox went on to win the World Series, but this season it’s the Tigers who look like the team to beat in the American League. Now the Tigers are on the Red Sox schedule for the three game weekend series at Fenway Park. Red Sox tickets are averaging $89.79 for the series for a 37 percent decrease from the season average of $142.49.
5/16 DET Max Scherzer vs. BOS Jon Lester | Avg. Price: $117.19 | Get-in Price: $35
Friday’s game is the most expensive of the series with last year’s Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer on the mound for Detroit. Scherzer is having another standout season striking out over 11 per nine innings and compiling a 2.04 ERA. The average price of the game is $117.19 with Red Sox ace Jon Lester opposing him. Lester is having the best season of his career thanks to a K/BB that’s jumped to 5.08, while his career high is 3.52 set in 2009. The get-in price is $35 for this one.
5/17 DET Rick Porcello vs. BOS John Lackey | Avg. Price: $100.80 | Get-in Price: $15
Prices drop a bit for Saturday’s contest with Rick Porcello and John Lackey taking the mound. Red Sox vs Tigers tickets are still averaging above $100, but just barely with the average at $100.80 for the game. Porcello has tightened up his control dropping his BB% down to 3.5%, and he’s seen his ERA dip below 4.00 for the first time since his rookie year in 2009. Lackey has shown similar control posting the same BB% of 5.1 as last season, even though he never had a number under 5.5% his entire career before that. The get-in price is $15.
5/18 DET Anibal Sanchez vs. BOS Jake Peavy | Avg. Price: $51.38 | Get-in Price: $10
Anibal Sanchez has had another stellar season for the Tigers. His 3.13 ERA is incredible considering his BB% has climbed over 10% for the first time since 2009, and he’s only stranded runners at a LOB% of 57.7%. Perhaps the most impressive is his FB% has risen about 40% for the first time since his rookie season, but he’s yet to give up a home run. That hasn’t been enough to impress Boston fans, with tickets for this game easily the lowest of the series. Tickets are averaging just $51.38 for the game, and have a get-in price of $10. Fans might just be trying to avoid watching Jake Peavy who is walking over five batters in nine innings, and giving up the most home runs in his career since 2003.
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