Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 10/15/13
John Lackey struck out a career postseason-best eight as Boston edged Detroit 1-0 in Game 3 of the ALCS at Detroit (Rick Osentoski/USA Today) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer The Red Sox haven’t been getting many hits against the Tigers in this American League Championship Series, but when they do, they’re of the timely variety. In the 6-5, Game-Two win, it was David Ortiz’s game-tying grand slam in the eighth and then Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s game-winning single in the ninth. On Tuesday, it was Mike Napoli who felt hitterish at the right time, blasting a fastball off Justin Verlander to left center in the seventh to give the Red Sox a 1-0 win and a 2-1 edge in the ALCS. Detroit out-hit the Sox 6-4 in Game Three and have 23 hits to Boston’s 12 in the series so far, but don’t tell that to the Red Sox pitching staff, who came up with another clutch postseason performance. John Lackey, who’s been no stranger to woeful run support from his teammates this season, didn’t get fazed
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