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Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers: ALCS Game 4 Info


Boston holds series lead, 2 games to 1.

Red Sox v Tigers for Game 4 of the ALCS. A win tonight and the Boston Red Sox will be in the driver’s seat to win the ALCS. A win by the Detroit Tigers and the series will be all knotted a two games apiece. Then we would be in a best of three series.

Funny how one game can change one’s outlook.

Here’s all the info you need for tonight’s game.

Time, Venue, TV and Radio Info

Date: Wednesday, October 16th
Start Time: 8:00 PM EST
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Venue: Comerica Park
TV Info: FOX
Radio Info: ESPN Radio, 97.1 The Ticket (DET), WEEI 93.7 (BOS)
Live Stream: MLB.tv or the MLB at Bat 12 App.

Starting Pitchers

Boston – Jake Peavy (2013: 12-5, 4.17 ERA, 1.147 WHIP; w/BOS: 4-1, 4.04 ERA, 1.160 WHIP) hopes to provide a two-game cushion as he takes the mound for the Red Sox. He pitched 5.1 innings (5 H, 1 R) in the clinching Game 4 of the ALDS, but was credited with a no-decision.

Peavy v. Tigers batters

Player PA AB H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Miguel Cabrera 49 45 13 3 9 4 14 .289 .347 .511 .858
Prince Fielder 38 36 10 0 2 2 10 .278 .316 .389 .705
Jhonny Peralta 37 34 7 1 3 2 8 .206 .243 .382 .626
Austin Jackson 30 28 9 1 3 2 9 .321 .367 .571 .938
Alex Avila 25 21 4 1 1 4 5 .190 .320 .381 .701
Andy Dirks 20 18 4 0 2 2 4 .222 .300 .333 .633
Torii Hunter 17 16 7 1 7 1 2 .438 .471 .813 1.283
Ramon Santiago 13 13 2 0 0 0 2 .154 .154 .154 .308
Don Kelly 10 9 1 0 0 1 4 .111 .200 .111 .311
Brayan Pena 9 8 2 1 1 1 0 .250 .333 .625 .958
Victor Martinez 8 7 2 1 3 0 1 .286 .250 .714 .964
Omar Infante 5 5 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Total 261 240 62 9 31 19 60 .258 .310 .446 .756
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Generated 10/16/2013.


Detroit – Doug Fister toes the slab for Jim Leyland. He started in Game 4 of their ALDS series against the A’s, am elimination game, and Fister did provide a quality start (6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO). He might have to go beyond that effort tonight as we saw last evening what happened to Justin Verlander.

Fister v. Red Sox batters

Player PA AB H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
David Ortiz 22 20 5 0 1 2 5 .250 .318 .350 .668
Mike Napoli 16 14 2 0 0 2 2 .143 .250 .143 .393
Daniel Nava 14 12 5 0 2 2 1 .417 .500 .667 1.167
Dustin Pedroia 14 13 3 0 2 1 0 .231 .286 .231 .516
Jacoby Ellsbury 11 8 3 0 2 3 1 .375 .545 .625 1.170
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 11 11 5 1 1 0 1 .455 .455 .909 1.364
Stephen Drew 9 9 1 0 0 0 2 .111 .111 .111 .222
Will Middlebrooks 6 5 2 0 1 1 1 .400 .500 .400 .900
Shane Victorino 6 5 4 1 3 0 0 .800 .833 .400 2.233
Jonny Gomes 3 3 1 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Mike Carp 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 114 102 31 2 13 11 15 .304 .377 .451 .828
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Generated 10/16/2013.


Starting Lineups

Red Sox   Tigers
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF   1. Torii Hunter (R) RF
2. Shane Victorino (S) RF   2. Miguel Cabrera (R) 3B
3. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B   3. Prince Fielder (L) 1B
4. David Ortiz (L) DH   4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. Mike Napoli (R) 1B   5. Jhonny Peralta (R) LF
6. Daniel Nava (S) LF   6. Alex Avila (L) C
7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) C   7. Omar Infante (R) 2B
8. Stephen Drew (L) SS   8. Austin Jackson (R) CF
9. Will Middlebrooks (R) 3B   9. Jose Iglesias (R) SS
SP – Jake Peavy (RHP)   SP – Doug Fister (RHP)

Looks like the struggling Jackson is down in the lineup. He’s fared well against Peavy over his career, but so far in the playoffs, he’s 3-for-33 (.091) with 18 strikeouts.

Jonny Gomes takes a set for tonight’s game with Daniel Nava getting the start.

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