Contact Us

Red Sox Blank Tigers 1-0, Take ALCS Lead

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Facing Justin Verlander proved to be a tough task for the Boston Red Sox, but facing John Lackey and a Boston bullpen was a tougher task for the Detroit Tigers.

Locked in a scoreless game in the 7th innings, Red Sox catcher Mike Napoli hit a solo homerun off of Verlander, giving Boston a 1-0 lead they would never relinquish.

As a result, Verlander’s performance was wasted. He struck out 10 batters, including 6 in a row in the 2nd and 3rd inning, gave up 4 hits, and pitching 8 complete. His surrendered run is his first of this postseason. Despite that, Detroit’s offense couldn’t muster anything off of Red Sox pitching, and Verlander earned the loss.

John Lackey pitched 6.2 innings for Boston, allowing 4 hits. Red Sox pitchers Craig Breslow, Junichi Tazawa, and Koji Uehara kept the shutout intact with outstanding bullpen production.

With the win, Boston takes a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven ALCS.

Game 4 is tomorrow night in Detroit. The Red Sox will throw Jack Peavy, while the Tigers will counter with Doug Fister. First pitch from Comerica Park is set for 7:00.

Babes

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://espn1420.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on SPORTS RADIO ESPN 1420 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on SPORTS RADIO ESPN 1420 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!