Outside of Game 2 of the ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox, the series has been extremely pitcher friendly, each team producing their own 1-0 victory.
Game 4 however, was far from it, at least for the Detroit Tigers who clobbered the Red Sox en route to their 7-3 win.
Boston starter Jake Peavy has had trouble keeping the ball in the yard this season, though shockingly it wasn’t the long-ball that did him in this evening, instead opting to be singled to death.
Peavy was knocked around early and often as the former Cy Young Award winner gave up five earned runs in the second inning thanks to an RBI walk, an RBI fielders choice, an RBI single and an RBI double. That wasn’t it though as the Tigers again came after Peavy in the fourth inning, this time extending their lead to seven runs (7-0) after RBI singles from both Austin Jackson and Miguel Cabrera.
Despite the lopsided score, it’s not as if the Red Sox didn’t have their chances as they compiled ___ hits on the night, scoring ___ runs. Unfortunately for Boston, a seven run deficit by the fifth inning was a pretty tough hole to climb out of, especially on the road as their woes hitting with runners in scoring position continued to grow even worse.
With the win, Detroit evens the American League Championship Series at two games apiece and guarantees that there will be at minimum a Game 6 in Boston on Saturday night. Before that, the teams will play the series’ final game in Detroit on Thursday night where the loser will be nine innings away from elimination come this weekend.