Scouting report: Tigers-Red Sox

The Red Sox and Tigers will face off in a postseason series for the first time. Winslow Townson/Getty Images

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.