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DETROIT -- Jim Leyland dropped Austin Jackson to eighth in the batting order, hoping to relax the slumping Detroit outfielder. Frank Herrmann Phillies Jersey . So naturally, Jacksons first plate appearance came with the bases loaded. After drawing a four-pitch walk to force in a run, he finally felt a little more at ease. A revitalized Jackson delivered in Leylands revamped lineup as the Tigers built a big lead and held on this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even the AL championship series 2-all. Detroit scored five runs in the second inning, the first coming home on Jacksons walk. "It was a big situation right there to try to get something done," Jackson said. "I think after Id seen a couple of pitches I was able to kind of just take some deep breaths and relax a little bit -- and not worry so much about the result, just try to get a good pitch." Jackson finished with two singles and two walks. He was 3 for 33 with 18 strikeouts in this post-season before Wednesday. Torii Hunter had a two-run double and Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs after Leyland moved the slumping Jackson out of the leadoff spot and bumped almost everyone else up a place following the Tigers 1-0 loss in Game 3. The Detroit manager was quick to deflect credit afterward. "This has nothing to do with Jim Leyland, this is about the players," Leyland said. "They executed, they came out, they played well." Jacksons bases-loaded walk off Jake Peavy in the second seemed to be a relief for most of Comerica Park. Another strikeout could have derailed the rally, but instead the Tigers broke the game open. Doug Fister, meanwhile, provided another fine outing for Detroit. He allowed a run in six innings, and the Tigers starting pitchers have yielded only three runs in 27 ALCS innings -- and struck out 42. After blowing a 5-0 lead in Game 2, Detroit kept the Red Sox at bay Wednesday. Game 5 is Thursday night in Detroit. The Tigers Anibal Sanchez faces Bostons Jon Lester in a rematch of Game 1, which was won by Detroit 1-0. Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits for the Red Sox on Wednesday, finishing a homer shy of the cycle, but now its Boston manager John Farrell fielding questions about whether a lineup shakeup is in order after another tough night against Detroits pitching. "The one thing that weve maintained is a constant approach with the lineup and not creating further uncertainty," Farrell said. "I think our guys have responded well to that." The Tigers lost Games 2 and 3, wasting gems by Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. Leyland left Jackson in the lineup but changed the batting order. Jackson hit eighth, and with others moving up a spot, it made for an odd-looking lineup. Hunter hit leadoff for the first time since 1999 and Cabrera was second for only the third time in his career -- first since 2004. "That was pretty good. He switched things up, kind of shake it up a little bit," Hunter said. "It gave us a different mindset. Miggy hitting second, me leading off. It gave us a different mindset to make things happen." Leyland indicated his batting order would remain the same in Game 5 -- but will he be doing anything special with the lineup card from Wednesdays game? "Ill throw it away, unless I can sell it to some bar on the way home," he said. Jackson found himself batting in a crucial situation right away in the second. Peavy walked him to force home the games first run. The Red Sox had a chance to halt that rally when Jose Iglesias hit a potential double play grounder to second, but Dustin Pedroia couldnt field it cleanly and Boston had to settle for a forceout at second that brought another run home. "That was my fault. Weve got to turn that double play," Pedroia said. "That ball was smoked. If I catch it, were getting two." Hunter followed with a double down the line in left to make it 4-0, and Cabrera added an RBI single. After walking three batters in the second inning, Peavy was in trouble again in the fourth. After a leadoff double by Omar Infante, Jackson slapped a single past a diving Pedroia to bring home a run. "It felt good to contribute to a win," Jackson said. "Just get a chance to go out there and not put so much pressure on yourself, just have fun." Cabreras single made it 7-0, and the Detroit third baseman -- who has been running even slower than usual over the last month or so because of groin problems -- caught reliever Brandon Workman and the Boston defence napping when he stole second without a throw. In the fifth, Cabrera looked healthy enough when he charged Pedroias slow grounder, barehanded it and threw to first for the out. Peavy allowed seven runs and five hits in three-plus innings. Detroit blew a 5-0 lead in Game 2 -- with the bullpen responsible for most of the damage-- and Cabrera and Prince Fielder both struck out with runners at the corners in the eighth inning of Game 3. The tension was building in Motown, but the defending AL champions jumped out to an early lead Wednesday. David Ortizs tying grand slam in Game 2 off Detroit closer Joaquin Benoit kept the Tigers from sweeping the first two games at Fenway Park. Detroit went to Benoit in the ninth Wednesday with a 7-2 lead, and Ellsbury hit an RBI triple with none out. But Benoit struck out Shane Victorino, ensuring that Ortiz wouldnt be able to bat as the tying run later in the inning. When Ortiz did come up for his rematch with Benoit, there was only one man on. The Boston designated hitter took another mighty swing, but his high fly to right was caught easily. Detroit had taken a no-hitter into the fifth inning of its previous four games. Pedroias single in the first put an end to that streak, but the Red Sox didnt do much against Fister. Boston had a chance to score first in the second. Mike Napoli, whose homer accounted for the only run of Game 3, led off with a double off the tip of Cabreras glove and went to third on a groundout. Cabrera caught Jarrod Saltalamacchias foul popup against the railing of the Detroit dugout, and Fister struck out Stephen Drew. After the Tigers scored five in the second, Boston put two on for Ortiz in the third. He pulled a grounder into Detroits shifted defence for the third out. Saltalamacchia hit an RBI single in the sixth, but Fister got out of a two-on, one-out situation after that. The right-hander allowed eight hits and a walk, striking out seven. Victorino hit an RBI double in the seventh to make it 7-2. NOTES: The Boston bullpen, which has been outstanding in this post-season, worked five scoreless innings. ... 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Its not the first time Mosaic Place has hosted world class curling, though -- the 2012 Capital One Canada Cup of Curling broke attendance records for the event at the 4,465-seat facility. "The 2012 Canada Cup was a shining example of a city supporting our sport and our curlers," CCA CEO Greg Stremlaw said in a release. For the first time, there will be a pre-qualifyiing event that will determine the final 12-team field for the Scotties. Larry Andersen Jersey. . Fifteen teams -- the 14 member associations and the defending champion from the 2014 Scotties -- will be eligible to compete, meaning Northern Ontario will make its Scotties debut in Moose Jaw. Four teams will compete in the pre-qualifying round just before round-robin play begins to determine the final two entries. Moose Jaw has played host to several other major curling events, including the 1983 world womens championship, the 1979 world junior mens championship and the 1994 Canadian senior mens and womens championships. 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