DETROIT — When the Red Sox traded for Jake Peavy in July, it was for games like the one he will start on Wednesday night.
The Red Sox had a solid rotation but the addition of Peavy gave them one that could make a run through the postseason. Few teams have a No. 4 starter who is a former Cy Young Award winner.
“We knew we needed another quality starter and we got that in Jake,” manager John Farrell said.
Now, with the Red Sox leading the Tigers, 2-1, in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series, Peavy will face Doug Fister in Game 4. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.