In the race for the World Series the Boston Red Sox gained a narrow lead, topping the Tigers 1-0 to move ahead 2-1. The game was marked by a power outage that seemed to bolster the fortunes of the Red Sox pitcher John Lachey, who struggled early but returned after the outage with his head in the right place and his pitched breaking bad.
Justin Verlander of the Tigers had an excellent outing with a single mistake that made his team a loser as he gave up a seventh inning home run to Mike Napoli. One small mistake that made the difference in the game. That’s how close this series actually is. The Tigers got some hits and threatened in the next inning, but back to back K’s by Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera helped Boston seal the win.
The Detroit Tigers have been playing well for three straight games and after a Game 1 win seemed to be in good position. But two close game in this series have given Boston some momentum and planted some doubt in the Tigers. It’s ging to take a strong Game 4 to boost confidence and get Detroit back in the hunt.
Wednesday night brings Game 4 and a matchup between Jake Peavy and Doug Fister.