Scouting report: Tigers-Red Sox

Detroit is poised to feast on Boston's right-handed pitching

Updated: October 11, 2013, 4:47 PM ET
By Dave Cameron | ESPN Insider

Ortiz/LeylandWinslow Townson/Getty ImagesThe Red Sox and Tigers will face off in a postseason series for the first time.

The Cinderellas are dead, so the ALCS will be a battle of two high payroll perennial contenders. But that doesn't mean this series isn't interesting. It's pitching versus hitting, old school versus new school, big name stars versus a balanced roster. What will be the key factors in this battle? Let's examine.