BOSTON -- Jose Iglesias has been a Tiger for just under half a season. He now has two play-of-the-year-worthy defensive highlights to his credit.
When Iglesias ran from the right-field side of second base to chase down David Ortiz's popup in shallow left with a lunging grab on Thursday, it raised the question of whether he topped the changing, barehanded grab and tumbling throw he made in one motion against the White Sox on Aug. 12.
So the question was raised to Iglesias.
"Wow. Oh, man," he said, pausing to think. "Both. This one was tough because I was so far away and the wind's blowing that way and I kind of turned and threw my glove.
"I'd tell you both. Both are really hard."
Manager Jim Leyland has not yet set his starting lineup for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday (8 p.m. ET on FOX), but he confirmed Friday that Iglesias will start at shortstop behind high-strikeout ace Max Scherzer. Iglesias did not start behind Scherzer in Game 2.
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