Detroit beat Boston to even American League baseball series
Jose Iglesias of the Detroit Tigers slides into home to score on a double by Torii Hunter during the game against the Boston Red Sox on October 16, 2013 in Detroit
After the Tigers' potent offense combined for just six runs over the first three games of the best-of-seven series, manager Jim Leyland reshuffled his batting lineup and saw the move pay off, with the Tigers levelling the set at two games apiece.
Torii Hunter replaced Austin Jackson in the leadoff spot and contributed a two-run double, while Jackson, demoted to eighth in the batting order, went 2-for-2 at the plate with two walks, two runs-batted-in and a run scored.
Slugger Miguel Cabrera, batting second instead of third, also had two hits, drove in two runs and stole a base for the reigning American League champions, who host game five on Thursday.
Detroit's Anibal Sanchez will take the mound against Boston ace Jon Lester.
Sanchez and four relievers came within two outs of posting the first combined no-hitter in post-season history in the series opener, which ended with Detroit taking a 1-0 victory.
The winners of the series will take on the National League champions in Major League Baseball's World Series. St. Louis lead the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the NL Championship Series.
The Tigers chased Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy in the fourth inning. The former Cy Young award-winner gave up seven runs on five hits and three walks and was lifted without notching an out in the fourth.
Detroit starter Doug Fister gave up one run as he scattered eight hits and a walk over six innings.
The Red Sox mustered 12 hits -- including four from Jacoby Ellsbury -- but Boston went 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 runners.