Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Top stats to know: Wednesday's LCS games
By ESPN Stats & Information
1. The Red Sox' Game 3 win Tuesday over the Tigers was the fourth 1-0 game of the postseason, matching the record for most 1-0 games in a single postseason (1991). Keep in mind, there was only one round (World Series) from 1903 to 1968. There were only three 1-0 postseason games from 2002 to 2012 combined.
2. The Red Sox lead their series 2-1 despite hitting just .133 in the first three games, the lowest team batting average through the first three games in League Championship Series history. That breaks the record set Monday, when the Cardinals took a 2-1 NLCS lead over the Dodgers despite a .134 batting average through three games.
3. Jake Peavy gets the start for the Red Sox. Peavy has a 6.18 ERA in nine starts against the Tigers in the past three seasons, going 2-7. In three career postseason starts, Peavy is 0-2 with an 8.22 ERA.
4. Doug Fister will start for the Tigers. He is 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA in six career postseason starts, and allowed three earned runs in six innings against the Athletics in Game 4 of the ALDS. Fister is 2-4 with a 4.36 career ERA in eight starts against the Red Sox.
5. This is the third time the Cardinals have led the NLCS three games to one. In their two previous two postseason appearances (1996 and 2012), they failed to win another game and were outscored by a combined 52-2 margin in Games 5-7.
6. Zack Greinke will take the mound for the Dodgers. He is 1-2 with a 4.70 ERA in five career postseason starts, including a 4.58 ERA in three career postseason starts against the Cardinals. Greinke is 3-0 with a 1.65 ERA in four starts against the Cardinals in the past two seasons.