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ALCS Game 3: Red Sox at Tigers

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  October 15, 2013 12:30 PM

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Thumbnail image for 2013_alcs.jpgGood afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (1-1)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Jonny Gomes LF
Stephen Drew SS
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (10-13, 3.52; 1-0, 6.75 postseason).

TIGERS (1-1)
Austin Jackson CF
Torii Hunter RF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila C
Omar Infante 2B
Andy Dirks LF
Pitching: vs. RHP Justin Verlander (13-12, 3.46; 1-0, 0.00 postseason).

Game time: 4:07 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI, ESPN Radio.

Red Sox vs. Verlander: Ortiz 10-27 (2 HR), Napoli 7-23, Ellsbury 5-22, Pedroia 1-18, Drew 3-15 (10 K), Salty 2-15 (8 K), Gomes 0-9, Carp 0-5, Victorino 0-6, Nava 1-3, Middlebrooks 1-2.

Tigers vs. Lackey: Hunter 13-56, Martinez 11-29, Peralta 11-31, Infante 3-14, Cabrera 4-12, Avila 0-7, Fielder 4-9, Santiago 2-9, Jackson 3-8, Dirks 2-5, Kelly 2-6, Pena 3-6, Iglesias 1-3.

Stat of the Day: Red Sox pitchers have a 3.02 earned run average and 1.16 WHIP in six postseason games.

Papi power: Ortiz is tied for ninth in career postseason home runs with 15. He is fifth in RBIs with 61. The leader is Bernie Williams with 80.

Notes: The series is 1-1 and now shifts to Comerica Park for three games. ... Lackey faced the Tigers twice this season, allowing five runs over 14.1 innings. He is 6-3 with a 3.86 earned run average in 12 career starts against Detroit, 4-1 with a 3.83 ERA in six starts at Comerica Park. Lackey is 4-4, 3.35 in 15 postseason games, 13 of them starts. ... Verlander threw 15 scoreless innings against the Oakland Athletics in the Division Series. Going back to the regular season, he is riding a streak of 28 scoreless innings. Verlander is 3-4, 3.63 in 11 career starts against the Sox. Verlander is 7-4, 3.48 in 11 postseason starts. ... The Red Sox bullpen in the postseason: 17 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 15 K.

Red Sox hitters in the postseason: Ellsbury 9-24, Victorino 7-21, Pedroia 6-23, Ortiz 6-20, Napoli 2-17, Nava 2-8, Gomes 3-13, Salty 4-15, Drew 2-21, Middlebrooks 4-18, Ross 1-6, Bogaerts 0-1, Carp 0-4.

Song of the Day: "I Just Want To Celebrate" by Rare Earth.

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