Tigers Bats Wake Up; Tie ALCS 2-2 With 7-3 Win Over BoSox

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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!!

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Comments

  1. Austin Jackson finally made it exciting to watch him hit instead of going to The kitchen or taking a leak

  2. Red Sox fan Mary Jo?? Never could quite understand a person who belongs to, or even visits an opponents fan page. Especially when their team just lost to that opponent. Does it make you feel better. Help you get your frustration out? Go do that mess on your own fan page. This is for Detroit fans. Your whining is not welcome here.

  3. WHAT no Leyland sucks comments? No one gunning for his head? He made a good shift and the players responded! Go tigers

  4. Leyland has made some mistakes - all managers have. But last night's drastic lineup change took guts. If it had failed, he would have looked like a fool. But it worked, and he deserves the credit.

  5. Hope they keep their new line up. It seems to be taking the pressure off of Jackson and Hunter, being a veteran, should be able to handle the lead-off roll.

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Jeff joined the DSN crew in 2011 as a beat writer for the Detroit Tigers. He also covers news from around the National Hockey League. Jeff is currently the Managing Editor of DSN, and resides in Phoenix, AZ.