Jake Peavy less-than-stellar in latest postseason start

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DETROIT — While Detroit’s starting pitching has been sensational, Boston’s has been hit or miss, with the biggest miss coming in Game 4 Thursday night when Jake Peavy continued his not-so-stellar postseason career by allowing seven runs over three-plus innings in a 7-3 loss as the Tigers evened the American League Championship Series at 2-2.

“It was tough,” Peavy said. “I felt like I let the boys down. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I just couldn’t make that big pitch. It was about damage control and when I created the mess, I couldn’t limit the damage. We saw it can escalate and get out of hand. No excuses. It’s on me. I can promise you, we’ll be back tomorrow as a ball club.’’

Peavy’s postseason ERA in four starts in 10.31, his best outing was in the Division Series vs. Tampa Bay when he allowed one run over 5 innings.

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