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

Grade

Player

P

AB

H

R

HR

RBI

BB

SO

A+

101.6

M. Napoli

1B

4

3

2

1

1

0

1

A-

90.1

D. Ross

C

3

2

0

0

1

0

1

B+

88.8

D. Pedroia

2B

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

B

86.5

X. Bogaerts

3B

3

1

1

0

0

1

1

C

76.0

J. Ellsbury

CF

4

1

0

0

1

1

1

C

74.7

D. Ortiz

DH

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

D

63.0

J. Gomes

LF

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

D-

60.0

S. Drew

SS

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

F

57.0

S. Victorino

RF

5

0

0

0

0

0

2


Tigers Offense

Grade

Player

P

AB

H

R

HR

RBI

BB

SO

A-

90.0

A. Jackson

CF

4

2

1

0

0

0

0

B

86.4

V. Martinez

DH

3

1

1

0

0

1

0

B

85.0

B. Pena

PH

3

1

0

0

1

0

0

B

84.4

M. Cabrera

3B

3

1

0

0

1

1

1

B

84.4

O. Infante

2B

3

1

0

0

0

1

1

C+

77.7

J. Iglesias

SS

3

1

1

0

0

0

1

C

74.7

P. Fielder

1B

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

C

74.7

T. Hunter

RF

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

C

72.7

J. Peralta

LF

4

1

0

0

0

0

2

C-

71.0

A. Avila

C

1

0

0

0

0

0

0


Red Sox Pitching

Grade

Player

IP

ERA

WHIP

HA

SO

BB

PC

A+

97.8

K. Uehara

1.2

0.00

0.00

0

2

0

27

A

95.2

C. Breslow

0.2

0.00

0.00

0

0

0

5

C+

77.9

J. Lester

5.1

3.38

1.88

7

3

3

98

D

63.3

J. Tazawa

1.1

6.75

2.25

3

0

0

18


Tigers Pitching

Grade

Player

IP

ERA

WHIP

HA

SO

BB

PC

A

93.7

P. Coke

0.1

0.00

0.00

0

0

0

1

A

92.7

J. Veras

1.2

0.00

0.60

1

2

0

28

B

82.0

A. Alburquerq

1.0

0.00

2.00

0

1

2

18

C+

78.4

A. Sanchez

6.0

4.50

1.50

9

5

0

108


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