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Jake Peavy failed when Red Sox needed him

DETROIT — Although 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.’’

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