Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 4/5/12
After rallying to tie the game in the top of the 9th, the Red Sox closer issue reared it's ugly head as both Mark Melancon and Alfredo Aceves combined to hand the game to the Tigers in the bottom of the inning. Lester and Verlander were battling all day. While Verlander seemed absolutely unhittable at times. Lester had to work out of a jam on more than one occasion. Finally in the 7th - after having Alex Avila down 0-2 - the Tigers finally broke through with Avila doubling over the head over Cody Ross in left, giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead. The next inning, Prince Fielder hit a sac fly to push the lead to 2 with the heart of the Red Sox order coming up.In the top of the 9th Dustin Pedroia came to the plate and hit a leadoff double to right center. After a single by Adrian Gonzalez, David Ortiz hit a sac fly to center to bring the Red Sox within one. Then Kevin Youkilis looked absolutely awful on a strike out and the Red Sox were left with two outs, pinch runner Darnell Mcdonald on 1st and
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