ALCS Game 3: One run enough as Red Sox win in Detroit

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Lackey was pulled with one on in the seventh. Breslow came on and walked Alex Avila, but Infante’s groundout ended the inning.

The Red Sox appeared to be in deep trouble when Detroit led 5-0 in Game 2 at Fenway Park, but David Ortiz tied it with an eighth-inning grand slam off closer Joaquin Benoit, and Boston won it in the ninth.

Verlander looked ready to halt any notion of momentum for the Red Sox. He struck out six straight in the second and third, matching a single-game postseason record.

Lackey did his best to keep pace, retiring 10 in a row before Peralta’s double.

The Tigers had taken no-hitters into at least the sixth inning of the previous three games. Verlander fell an out short of extending that streak when Gomes hit a roller up the middle for an infield single in the fifth.

“We won a game with four hits tonight. It says a lot about this team,” Gomes said.

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