Bosox Advance...Tigers Force Game 5 10/9/13
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- The Boston Red Sox have played themselves into the American League Championship Series for the 10th time, doing it with excellent pitching and a few timely hits.
Shane Victorino singled home the tiebreaking run and Xander Bogaerts (ZAN'-dur BOH'-gahrts) scored twice as the Red Sox pulled out a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 4 of the division series. The Rays led 1-0 until Bogaerts scored the tying run on a wild pitch, moments before Victorino drove in Jacoby Ellsbury. Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY'-uh) added a sacrifice fly in the ninth to cap the scoring.
Jake Peavy and the Boston bullpen held the Rays to six hits, just one coming after the sixth inning. Peavy carried a shutout until the sixth, but the game remained scoreless until David DeJesus singled home Yunel Escobar (yoo-NEHL' EHS'-koh-bahr) to give Tampa Bay a brief lead.
Koji Uehara (KOH'-jee way-HAH'-rah) picked up a four-out save, one night after giving up a walkoff homer that extended the series.