Red Sox top Tigers, on verge of World Series berth

6:07 AM, Oct 18, 2013   |    comments
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Detroit, MI ( - The Boston Red Sox are one win away from going back to the World Series for the first time in six years after finally solving Anibal Sanchez.

Mike Napoli hit a solo homer and the Red Sox scored four runs against the Detroit Tigers starter, holding on for a 4-3 win in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday night.

The Red Sox took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with Game 6 set for Saturday in Boston.

Boston scored four runs off Sanchez after plating just three against Detroit starters in the first four games combined. Sanchez had no-hit the Red Sox in his six innings in Game 1.

Jon Lester (1-1), who lost Game 1, went 5 1/3 innings in this one and was charged with two runs in the win. He gave up seven hits, three walks and struck out three.

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