All things considered, these are the two best teams in the AL this year, and the matchup is well-earned. Anibal Sanchez (who has the lowest season ERA of any AL starter who qualified, soundly beating Scherzer and Verlander, SCARY) takes on Jon Lester in the first face-off at Fenway Park. I feel like the Sox are a slightly better team (the Sox lineup and bullpen are certainly stronger than Detroit’s, particularly with injured Miggy, while the Sox rotation is almost certainly weaker than DET’s), but it’s the playoffs, nothing will come easy, and whoever wins will earn it once again. I’m just glad it’s a 7-game series so the best team is more likely to win: let’s find out who that really is. Comment away.