Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 10/16/13
Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Sure the Red Sox are batting .133 (12-for-90) in the ALCS. Sure they only have two runs and six hits off Tigers starting pitchers (21.0 innings pitched). Sure they have struck out 43 times in 90 at-bats. But all that matters at this point is one stat: 2-1. That’s the series lead held by the Boston Red Sox. They will attempt to extend that lead to 3-1 and come within one game of the World Series when they take on Detroit in Game 4 tonight. To combat the Tigers’ pitching, Boston’s staff, including the bullpen, has been outstanding. Tuesday’s performance by John Lackey to out-duel Justin Verlander was the talk among the Sox clubhouse. All they had heard on TV was the game matched “Justin Verlander vs. the Red Sox.” The Sox made sure to mention Lackey’s name more than three or four times in the postgame press conferences. One of those vocal leaders was Jake Peavy, who starts tonight for the Sox. Peavy has been a workhorse his whole career and noth...
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