Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 10/17/13
Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer The best-of-7 ALCS has turned into a best-of-3 thanks to a dominating performance by the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 to even the series with the Boston Red Sox at two apiece. Detroit jumped all over Jake Peavy, scoring five runs in the second inning and never allowing Boston to get close. The irony of Wednesday’s Game 4 was that the Red Sox out-hit the Tigers for the first time in the series, 12-9. The Red Sox left runners on base all night, though timely hitting has been a bright spot for this Sox team. Nonetheless, the series will now be at least one game in Detroit (tonight) and one game in Boston (Saturday) with the possibility of a Game 7 Sunday at Fenway Park. The pitching matchups are expected to be the same as the first three games in the series – a three-game stretch that the Red Sox won 2-1. If that happens this time, Boston will be punching its ticket to the World Series. Game 5 gets under way tonight with Jon Lester back on the mound ...
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