DETROIT cheap Mike Napoli jersey’s majestic homer began a rare early Boston breakthrough, cheap Junichi Tazawa jersey again bested cheap Miguel Cabrera jersey in a crucial spot and the Red Sox jerseys moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Detroit Tigers jerseys 4 3 on Thursday night.
Boston returns to Fenway Park with a 3 2 lead in the AL championship series. Game 6 is Saturday with the Tigers jerseys’ cheap Max Scherzer jersey facing the Red Sox jerseys’s cheap Clay Buchholz jersey.
Cabrera was thrown out at the plate in the first inning, halting an early Detroit rally, and he hit into a double play against Tazawa with runners at the corners in the seventh. The Tigers jerseys scored a run on the grounder, but it was a trade off the Red Sox jerseys were willing to make.
Napoli led off a three run second with a drive off cheap Anibal Sanchez jersey into the ivy beyond the wall in center field.
Detroit’s starters had allowed only three runs in 27 innings through the first four games of the series. After pitching six no hit innings in Game 1, Sanchez allowed four three earned in six innings Thursday.
cheap Jon Lester jersey allowed two runs and seven hits in 5 1 3 innings Thursday. He walked three and struck out three, and the Boston bullpen held on to finish off the fourth game of the series to be decided by one run.
“There’s probably a reason I don’t have any hair,” Red Sox jerseys second baseman Dustin Perdroia said. “It’s stressful.”
Down 4 2 in the seventh, the Tigers jerseys put runners on first and third with nobody out when cheap Jose Iglesias jersey and Torii Hunter singled. Cabrera, who struck out with runners at the corners against Tazawa in the eighth inning of a 1 0 loss in Game 3, hit a soft grounder to second for a double play this time.
That was Detroit’s last stand in this one. cheap Craig Breslow jersey retired slumping cheap Prince Fielder jersey to end the seventh and got the first out of the eighth. Then cheap Koji Uehara jersey got five straight outs for the save.
Now Detroit turns to Scherzer, a 21 game winner, to try to extend the season. The Tigers jerseys will have cheap Justin Verlander jersey ready to pitch Game 7 if there is one.
Detroit may be without catcher cheap Alex Avila jersey in Boston. He left after the top of the fourth with a strained left knee.
Boston led in only four of 36 innings in the first four games, but the Red Sox jerseys won two of them. They struck early in Game 5 when Napoli’s drive easily cleared the 420 foot marker in center and landed in the ivy above two rows of bushes. That was the start of a three run second inning, and it was Napoli’s second big homer of the series. His solo shot accounted for the only run of Game 3.
Detroit revamped its lineup before its Game 4 win dropping cheap Austin Jackson jersey from the leadoff spot to eighth and moving almost everyone else up a place. The Tigers jerseys went with that same general framework Thursday, but it was Boston manager John Farrell’s adjustments that paid off.
After Napoli’s homer, Jonny Gomes starting in left field instead of cheap Daniel Nava jersey reached on an error by Cabrera at third base. One out later, 21 year old cheap Xander Bogaerts jersey who started at third instead of cheap Will Middlebrooks jersey hit a double.
David Ross, catching instead of cheap Jarrod Saltalamacchia jersey, doubled with men on second and third. Only one run scored on the play because Bogaerts didn’t get a good jump from second, but he came home cheap jerseys anyway when Sanchez couldn’t handle cheap Jacoby Ellsbury jersey’s line drive back to the mound. It went off Sanchez’s glove for an infield single and a 3 0 lead.
Boston missed out on another run that inning when Ross was thrown out at home on Shane Victorino’s grounder. Ross plowed through Avila at the plate then gave Avila a pat on the backside after he held onto the ball.