The Detroit Tigers Came up two games short of the World Series, and a large reason for that is the Texas Ranger' pitching staff. The Rangers were lights out for several games in the series, and they silenced a Detroit offense that was third in Major League Baseball in batting average during the 2011 season and fourth in On-base percentage. Austin Jackson had a particularly rough series, as he had a franchise postseason-record 19 strikeouts, including four in game 5:â†µ
Tigers leadoff hitter Austin Jackson hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning Saturday night – it was his first career homer in the playoffs.â†µ
He also struck out in the third – it was his 19th strikeout this postseason.
Jackson, who struck out in all four of his at-bats in Game 5, set a Tigers record for strikeouts in a single postseason. Brandon Inge struck out 15 times during the 2006 playoffs.
Jackson’s nine strikeouts are the most by a Tigers player in the American League Championship Series since Kirk Gibson struck out eight times in 1987.