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An untimely bobble by Dustin Pedroia and a pair of four-pitch walks from Jake Peavy cost the Boston Red Sox a chance to take control of the AL championship series.
Detroit scored five runs off Peavy in the pivotal second after Pedroia fumbled away his opportunity at an inning-ending double play, and the Tigers beat Boston 7-3 Wednesday night to tie the best-of-seven playoff at two games apiece.
Peavy picked a bad time to have his worst performance of the year. Acquired in late July as part of a three-team trade that included the Tigers, the right-hander allowed a season-high seven runs in three-plus innings.
He didn't get much help from Pedroia during Detroit's big rally.
Boston's normally sure-handed second baseman booted a sharply hit grounder that could have been converted into a critical double play. Instead of holding the Tigers to one run in the inning, the Red Sox had to settle for a force at second and Detroit took advantage by scoring four more runs.
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The Red Sox turn to Jake Peavy on Wednesday night, looking to increase their lead in the ALCS, but the right-hander is making moves off the field as well during Game 4.
According to the Jimmy Fund, for each strikeout he throws against the Tigers, Peavy will be donating $500 to the organization for cancer research. Peavy’s great gesture is a tribute to his late grandmother Dama...
Jake Peavy is one of the best in the business. He's a four-time All-Star; Golden Glove and Cy Young winner; has pitched the triple crown. The man is good, but in Game Four of the ALCS Wednesday night he was not good enough.
He started out throwing some of the same filthy stuff that he is known for, but it quickly went down hill.
I have no idea WTF this photo is about. Someone got a little too artsy with it. But I figured trying too hard in Game 4 was a nice little segue into Jake Peavy's performance.
Before the game, Joe Buck and Tim "get off my lawn" McCarver (who also subjected viewers to the most awkwardly awful banter about Twitter and unwritten rules about golf) talked about how...
Once the second inning rolled around Wednesday, Game 4 of the ALCS felt like a blowout. The Tigers put together a five-run inning, then shortly thereafter they added two more, and though the Red Sox did what they could to chip away, the Tigers at no point felt threatened as they coasted to a series-evening victory. But there is one interesting quirk: while the Tigers wound up winning...
I wanted that one.
Having a 3-1 leg up on the Tigers and needing to win only one against Sanchez, Scherzer and Verlander sounded about right. We could do that, I figured. Especially with two of those games happening at Friendly Fenway, where the magic happens. Except when it doesn’t.
Instead, Jake Peavy picked the absolute worst moment to **** the bed, falling into an abyss in...
Say this for Dustin Pedroia: The man stays in character even on a night an uncharacteristic bobble by the Red Sox second baseman figured prominently in Boston's 7-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday night.
That became abundantly clear when Pedroia who'd already shouldered the responsibility for his failure to turn...
Ah, so many things wrong with Game 4 of the ALCS, where do we begin? I for one think there’s some blame to place. So let’s place it.
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I normally stick up for Peavy, but I can’t stick up for last night. His ALDS performace led everyone to believe that he showed up for the postseason. But it’s pretty hard to watch a pitcher walk...
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...
Jake Peavy melted down in the second inning and spotted Detroit a 5-0
lead in Game Four of the ALCS (Jared Wickerham/Getty images)
None of the first three games of Boston's American League Championship Series against Detroit have been what one might call a breeze.
In keeping with that theme, Wednesday’s Game Four was decidedly...
The Chicago White Sox had a rough year in 2013. They finished dead last in the AL Central and essentially blew up the roster when they dealt two of their best players, Jake Peavy and Alex Rios, during the season when it became clear that contending wasn’t in the realm of possibility.
The mood around the south side got a little more jovial today when it was announced that the White...
W: Fister (1-0) L: Peavy (0-1)
DETROIT, Michigan –
The Detroit Tigers scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and added 2 more in the 4th to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3, and tie their American League Championship Series at 2 games a piece.
The offensive woes of the Detroit Tigers have been well documented over the last couple weeks, leading manager Jim Leyland to make a change in the...
John Lackey pitched a heck of a game. No matter how unlikable the guy is to anyone outside of Boston for his body language, his past or his continued carping to the press about PED users, he beat Justin Verlander at his best. And Verlander was crazy good. Eight innings, four hits, ten strikeouts and one run. That one run though was enough for Lackey who completely shut down the...
At first it appeared like it was going to be another hard fought, well-pitched game with Jake Peavy on the mound for the Red Sox and Doug Fister for the Tigers. Boston managed a hit in the first inning and another in the second, but failed to do anything with the runners.
Detroit was three up, three down in the first, but than the second; well, in the second it got a little...
The Boston Red Sox are one win away from reaching the World Series following a 4-3 win Thursday night over the Detroit Tigers in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. Mike Napoli’s solo shot in the second started a three-run rally for Boston. But after scoring another run in the third, Boston’s offense went quiet, and the Red Sox relied on their pitching and defense...
The Tigers led 1-0 with the bases loaded and one out in the second base. Jose Iglesias hit a ball to Dustin Pedroia who kicked it around before flipping it to Stephen Drew for the force out at second. Don’t lecture me on the neighborhood play – I’ve been there, done that. But this assumption that Drew was remotely close to the bag by second base umpire Dan Iassogna was...