W: Fister (1-0) L: Peavy (0-1)
DETROIT, Michigan --
The Detroit Tigers scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and added 2 more in the 4th to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3, and tie their American League Championship Series at 2 games a piece.
The offensive woes of the Detroit Tigers have been well documented over the last couple weeks, leading manager Jim Leyland to make a change in the Tigers batting order. Austin Jackson, who had been in a 3 for 33 slump, moved into the 8 spot, while Torii Hunter batted leadoff. The decision paid off, as the Tigers got to Boston starter Jake Peavy early and often, including a 5-run 2nd inning outburst. Peavy lasted just 3 innings and allowed all 7 Detroit runs. Miguel Cabrera was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, while Austin Jackson redeemed himself with 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 RBI while not striking out once!
Tigers starter Doug Fister was outstanding in the victory, going 6 innings and only allowing 1 run while striking out 7. In total the Tigers pitchers struck 10 Red Sox tonight.
Game 5 is tomorrow night in Detroit with Anibal Sanchez taking on Jon Lester in a rematch of Game 1 pitchers! Let's Go Tigers!!