Major League Baseball playoffs: David Price helps Red Sox avoid elimination

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Verlander, who never even pitched in relief in college, replaced Charlie Morton in the fifth inning of ALDS Game 4 against the Red Sox at Fenway Park (GameTracker).

Price, the left-hander that cost Boston over $30 million, has created a great deal of controversy during the season, but on Sunday he was just what the doctor ordered for Boston.

Boston, still trailing 2-1 in the series, will try to pull level when they host game four on Monday.

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Xander Bogaerts hadn't had a hit through the first three games of the American League Division Series.

Price entered the game after another former Tiger, Doug Fister, struggled in his first start of the postseason. Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts made a home-run saving catch at the wall; Astros right fielder Josh Reddick knocked a ball over the tricky curving wall near the foul pole, giving Jackie Bradley Jr. a three-run home run. Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina took the reins in Farrell's absence.

It was the first postseason win for Boston since the 2013 World Series Game 6, after previous year being swept by Cleveland.