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A’s or Tigers - which is better matchup for Red Sox?

In trying to assess which team the Red Sox might prefer to play in the American League Championship Series, Oakland or Detroit, one thing is for sure — you can take those regular-season statistics and toss them as far as you can.

That Boston was 3-3 vs. Oakland and 3-4 vs. Detroit doesn’t mean a thing. Or that Boston demolished the Tigers, 20-4, in their last meeting at Fenway Park.

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