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Boston holds off Tigers 1-0 behind Lackey, bullpen

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Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara celebrates after the Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 1-0 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday in Detroit.

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DETROIT — John Lackey edged Justin Verlander in the latest duel of these pitching-rich playoffs, and Boston’s bullpen shut down Detroit’s big boppers with the game on the line to lift the Red Sox over the Tigers 1-0 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in the AL championship series.
Mike Napoli homered off Verlander in the seventh inning, and Detroit’s best chance to rally fell short in the eighth when Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder struck out with runners at the corners.
Despite three straight gems by their starters, the Tigers suddenly trail in a best-of-seven series they seemed ...


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