Tigers squander scoring opportunity with baserunning mistakes

The Detroit Tigers squandered an opportunity in the top of the fifth, recording two outs on the basepaths and scoring zero runs despite two hits and a Red Sox error during the frame.

Jhonny Peralta led off the top of the inning with a double, but was caught in no-man's land during an Omar Infante groundout. Mike Napoli made a strong throw to second, picking off Peralta for the first out of the inning:

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Alex Avila followed with a single, and Infante ended up at third thanks to an error by Shane Victorino. Jose Iglesias hit a groundball to third, and Will Middlebrooks gunned down Infante at the plate to keep the game scoreless.

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Austin Jackson ended the inning with a flyout to right field.

Fans and writers following the game on Twitter were not impressed with the Detroit baserunning during the inning:

Game 1 of the ALCS remains tied at 0-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth.

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