• The Tigers' five-run second inning was the first time Detroit posted a five spot in a postseason frame since the third inning in Game 3 of the 1987 ALCS vs. the Twins.
• Miguel Cabrera
went 2-for-4 while batting out of the two-spot for the third time and first since 2004. He's 4-for-12 batting second in his career. Cabrera's two RBIs ran his postseason total to 24, a Tigers record.
• Torii Hunter was 1-for-5 while batting leadoff for the first time since 2000. He's 12-for-72 (.167) out of the top spot throughout his career.
• Austin Jackson went 2-for-2 with two walks, reaching base four times for the first time since Aug. 31. He was batting eighth for the first time this postseason after previously hitting leadoff.
• Prince Fielder hasn't driven in a run in the postseason since Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS, a span of 16 games that constitues the 16th-longest streak in history.
• The Tigers bullpen has allowed seven runs in eight innings during the series.
• The Red Sox outhit the Tigers (12 to 9) for the first time during the ALCS.
• Jake Peavy pitched three innings and allowed seven runs. The five runs he allowed in the second were the most given up by a Sox starter in an inning since Tim Wakefield yielded five in the fifth inning in Game 4 of the 2007 ALCS against the Indians.
• The Red Sox bullpen tossed five scoreless innings Wednesday to lower its postseason ERA to 0.74. Red Sox relievers have turned in 16 2/3 scoreless innings since Craig Breslow allowed two runs in the eighth inning of Game 1.
• Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-5 to raise his postseason average to .424. He now has more postseason games with at least three hits (five) than anyone in Red Sox history.
• At 21, Xander Bogaerts became the youngest Red Sox player to record a postseason hit when he doubled off Joaquin Benoit in the ninth. He's tied for third on the club with four postseason runs, though he's yet to enter a game before the sixth inning.
• Stephen Drew and Will Middlebrooks have combined to go 2-for-24 with 11 strikeouts and one walk during the ALCS.
• David Ortiz is 1-for-15 in the series, though his lone hit was the game-tying grand slam in Boston's Game 2 victory.
Jason Mastrodonato is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @jmastrodonato. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.