When Clay Buchholz was injured for a large part of the regular season, it was lefty Felix Doubront who plugged the Red Sox rotation with a slew of steady outings, going 6-3 with a 3.90 ERA in 15 starts. As the Red Sox looked to erase a four-run deficit in Game 2 of the ALCS, Doubront was dependable, yet again, albeit in a different manor. In his first postseason appearance, Doubront faced the Tigers’ Victor Martinez, who already had doubled twice in the game, and Jhonny Peralta, who hammered the Red Sox in Game 1. Doubront worked strongly through the eighth inning and held the deficit at four runs, setting the stage for the Red Sox to rally for a 6-5 walkoff victory Sunday night. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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