Stat Line of the Night — 10/15/2013 — John Lackey
Question: How do you top Justin Verlander‘s incredible performance that saw him allow only four hits and one run while striking out ten over the course of eight innings?
Answer: Pitch 6.2 innings of shutout baseball while allowing only four hits and no walks against, and striking out eight.
That is exactly what Red Sox starter John Lackey did during Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday, as he and the Boston bullpen combined to shut out the Tigers line-up during their 1-0 victory.
With the win, the Sox now own a 2-1 series lead and home-field advantage is now back in their possession. As for Lackey, he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, October 15, 2013.