Jim Leyland shook up the lineup. The Detroit Tigers broke out the bats.
Cause-effect? Or coincidence? The Tigers and their fans don't care. All they know is that the American League Championship Series is now tied at two games apiece.
And the Tigers have their best three pitchers lined up for the next three games.
Austin Jackson reached base four times and the Tigers scored five runs in the second inning Wednesday night on their way to a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Game 5 is set for Thursday night at Comerica Park with the series scheduled to return to Fenway Park in Boston for Game 6 on Saturday and if necessary Game 7 on Sunday. The Tigers have Anibal Sanchez Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander lined up to pitch those three games.
The Tigers beat up on right-hander Jake Peavy who the Red Sox acquired in the trade that brought Jose Iglesias to Detroit and sent outfielder Avisail Garcia to the Chicago White Sox. To be fair Peavy caused plenty of problems f...