Tigers’ Five Run Second Ties ALCS
After losing a frustrating 1-0 game Tuesday evening, the Detroit Tigers took out their frustrations on Jake Peavy and the Boston Red Sox Wednesday.
The Tigers got to Peavy for five runs in the second inning and tied the American League Championship Series at two games apiece by beating the Red Sox 7-3 at Comerica Park Wednesday night.
Victor Martinez started the rally with a single off Peavy. Peavy then walked Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila to load the bases. After Omar Infante flied out for the first out, Austin Jackson walked to force in a run. Peralta scored on a ground out by Jose Iglesias for the second out, but Torii Hunter doubled home two runs and Miguel Cabrera followed with a single to score Hunter and cap the big inning.
The Tigers added to the lead in the fourth inning as Infante hit a ground rule double and Jackson singled him home. Reliever Brandon Workman entered and got two outs, before Cabrera’s second hit of the night plated Jackson to make the score 7-0. All seven runs were charged to Peavy.
That was more than enough for starter Doug Fister, who pitched six strong innings, scattering eight hits and allowing just one run. He walked one and struck out seven, throwing 98 pitches. Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s two out single scored Mike Napoli with the only run Fister gave up.
Boston added a run in the seventh on a Shane Victorino double and another in the ninth on a triple by Jacoby Ellsbury, who had three hits to pace the Red Sox.
Game five of the series will be played Thursday night in Detroit. Anibel Sanchez, who struck out twelve in six innings of work in game one, will get the start for Detroit.