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Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Jon Lester pitched into the sixth inning, Mike Napoli had three hits, and Koji Uehara recorded a five-out save as the Red Sox took Game Five of the American League Championship Series from the Detroit Tigers 4-3 at Comerica Park.

With the win, the Sox have a three-games-to-two lead in the ALCS heading into Game Six which will be at Fenway Park on Saturday.


Photo courtesy of @RedSox
Boston jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning off Anibal Sanchez highlighted by a solo home run by Napoli (pictured) to deep center field. David Ross doubled home Jonny Gomes and Jacoby Ellsbury drove in Xander Bogaerts with an RBI single.

Lester held the Tigers scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning when Miguel Cabrera lifted a single into center that scored Austin Jackson. He went 5.1 innings allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three.

Bogaerts started at third base over Will Middlebrooks.

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Jim Monaghan 10/17/2013 11:54:00 PM Edit
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