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Red Sox lead series 3-2

Red Sox Squeak Past Tigers 4-3, Lead ALCS 3-2

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Koji Uehara shut it down in the ninth as Boston withstood a three run comeback attempt to top Detroit, 4-3.

Jon Lester went 5 1/3 innings to earn his second win in these playoffs after he gave up two runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and three walks. Uehara picked up his fourth save of the postseason after 1 2/3 innings of work striking out two and walking no one. The loss went to Anibal Sanchez (1-2), who went six innings and allowed four runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and no walks. Mike Napoli had a strong game for the Red Sox, going 3 for 4 with a double, a home run, two runs, and an RBI. David Ross also had a big game, going 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Austin Jackson was 2 for 4 with a run in the loss.

The Red Sox take a one-game lead in the ALCS and are a victory away from moving on to the World Series. The Red Sox will face the Tigers Saturday in Game 6 of the ALCS at Fenway Park at 4:37 PM EDT.

Red Sox Offense
A+101.6M. Napoli1B4321101
A-90.1D. RossC3200101
B+88.8D. Pedroia2B5200000
B86.5X. Bogaerts3B3110011
C76.0J. EllsburyCF4100111
C74.7D. OrtizDH4100000
D63.0J. GomesLF4010000
D-60.0S. DrewSS4000002
F57.0S. VictorinoRF5000002

Tigers Offense
A-90.0A. JacksonCF4210000
B86.4V. MartinezDH3110010
B85.0B. PenaPH3100100
B84.4M. Cabrera3B3100111
B84.4O. Infante2B3100011
C+77.7J. IglesiasSS3110001
C74.7P. Fielder1B4100000
C74.7T. HunterRF4100000
C72.7J. PeraltaLF4100002
C-71.0A. AvilaC1000000

Red Sox Pitching
A+97.8K. Uehara1.20.000.0002027
A95.2C. Breslow0.20.000.000005
C+77.9J. Lester5.13.381.8873398
D63.3J. Tazawa1.16.752.2530018

Tigers Pitching
A93.7P. Coke0.10.000.000001
A92.7J. Veras1.20.000.6012028
B82.0A. Alburquerq1.00.002.0001218
C+78.4A. Sanchez6.04.501.50950108

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