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Did you know? ALCS Game 4: DET 7, BOS 3

A look at some notable facts and figures from the Detroit Tigers' 7-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on Wednesday night.

Doug Fister threw six innings of one-run ball, striking out seven while walking one. Detroit's rotation now has a combined 1.00 ERA this series, having allowed three runs in 27 innings.

• The Tigers' five-run second inning was the first time Detroit posted a five spot in a postseason frame since the third inning in Game 3 of the 1987 ALCS vs. the Twins.

Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 while batting out of the two-spot for the third time and first since 2004. He's 4-for-12 batting second in his career. Cabrera's two RBIs ran his postseason total to 24, a Tigers record.

Torii Hunter was 1-for-5 while batting leadoff for the first time since 2000. He's 12-for-72 (.167) out of the top spot throughout his career.

Austin Jackson went 2-for-2 with two walks, reaching base four times for the first time since Aug. 31. He was batting eighth for the first time this postseason after previously hitting leadoff.

Prince Fielder hasn't driven in a run in the postseason since Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS, a span of 16 games that constitues the 16th-longest streak in history.

• The Tigers bullpen has allowed seven runs in eight innings during the series.

• The Red Sox outhit the Tigers (12 to 9) for the first time during the ALCS.

Jake Peavy pitched three innings and allowed seven runs. The five runs he allowed in the second were the most given up by a Sox starter in an inning since Tim Wakefield yielded five in the fifth inning in Game 4 of the 2007 ALCS against the Indians.

• The Red Sox bullpen tossed five scoreless innings Wednesday to lower its postseason ERA to 0.74. Red Sox relievers have turned in 16 2/3 scoreless innings since Craig Breslow allowed two runs in the eighth inning of Game 1.

Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-5 to raise his postseason average to .424. He now has more postseason games with at least three hits (five) than anyone in Red Sox history.

• At 21, Xander Bogaerts became the youngest Red Sox player to record a postseason hit when he doubled off Joaquin Benoit in the ninth. He's tied for third on the club with four postseason runs, though he's yet to enter a game before the sixth inning.

Stephen Drew and Will Middlebrooks have combined to go 2-for-24 with 11 strikeouts and one walk during the ALCS.

David Ortiz is 1-for-15 in the series, though his lone hit was the game-tying grand slam in Boston's Game 2 victory.

Jason Mastrodonato is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @jmastrodonato.
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