The home run component continued to be a major story in the postseason on Thursday.
In Detroit, the Tigers received two home runs from left fielder Delmon Young, and additional home runs from right fielder Ryan Raburn and catcher Alex Avila in a 7-5 victory over the Texas Rangers to remain alive in the American League Championship Series.
The Rangers still lead the series 3-2.
Young, who also recorded three runs batted in, has been a major contributor for the Tigers despite an injured oblique that forced him to miss game one of the ALCS. He only was added to the roster when outfielder Magglio Ordonez after breaking his ankle.
In the NLCS, the Milwaukee Brewers tied the series at two with a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. It was their first postseason win on the road since 1982. Tied at two in the fifth, Ryan Braun recorded the game winning run batted in on a single that scored Nyjer Morgan. Starting pitcher Randy Wolf had a quality start, as he pitched seven innings, striking out six, with earned runs and a walk.