DETROIT — Starter John Lackey grudgingly left Game 3 of the ALCS with a few choice words. For lip readers out there, it looked a lot like, ‘You got to be [expletive] me.” But manager John Farrell wasn’t, so Lackey took a seat on the bench as the Boston bullpen went to work with two outs in the seventh. From the dugout, Lackey had a great view of scoreless relief pitching by lefthander Craig Breslow, righthander Junichi Tazawa, and righthanded closer Koji Uhehara.
Confounding Detroit hitters like Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, the bullpen preserved a 1-0 advantage and helped Boston to a 2-1 series lead. Breslow, Tazawa, and Uehara pitched 2⅓ innings with four strikeouts and two hits. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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