DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s do or die now for the Detroit Tigers after they fell 4-3 to the Boston Red Sox  in Game 5 of the ALCS at Comerica Park Thursday night.

Mike Lilla of Oakland Township said fans were hoping for a Tigers comeback, right until the final out of the ninth inning.

“This is a tough one. There were a lot of errors early, too many runs early. I guess they deserved to lose, they really did,” he said.

But Lilla isn’t giving up hope just yet. “We still have our two best pitchers so we can win the next two real easy. They just have to play perfect baseball. The pressure is on.”

Now, fans like Terri Carter are trying to keep the faith as their team faces elimination when the ALCS heads back to Boston. If the Tigers want to stay alive, they have to win the next two games.

“You can’t let it depress you because tomorrow is another day,” she said.

Eric Remarica of Toledo said fans “need to believe” because the Tigers can still make a comeback.

“When you’re down 3-2 and you’re going to throw Scherzer out and Verlander out, anything can happen,” he said.

Don Fogel of Port Huron said the team needs to rely on more than just pitching — their bats need to heat up, too.

“We need a hero. We could use Fielder to start coming alive and hit better,” he said.


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