" FINAL — Red Sox 1, Tigers 0: High fives everywhere! The Red Sox have a 2-1 lead in the ALCS after squeaking out a 1-0 win over the Tigers in Game 3.
Koji Uehara gave up a leadoff single in the ninth to Victor Martinez, who injured himself getting back to the bag, but quickly worked around it. He got Peralta to ground into a 6-4-3 double play, and then Alex Avila swinging to end it.
The offense was silent again, minus one swing of Mike Napoli’s bat, but Boston’s pitching was lights out. They struck out 11 and didn’t allowed any of the eight Detroit base runners find their way home. John Lackey outdueled Justin Verlander with 6.2 shutout innings, striking out a new playoff career-high eight batters.
Boston has their first lead of the series heading into Wednesday’s Game 4, with Jake Peavy on the hill against Detroit’s Doug Fister (14-9, 3.67).
Middle 9th — Red Sox 1, Tigers 0: It took three Detroit relievers, but the Red Sox go down in order 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth "
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