Jim Leyland shook up the lineup. The Detroit Tigers broke out the bats.

Cause-effect? Or coincidence? The Tigers and their fans don't care. All they know is that the American League Championship Series is now tied at two games apiece.

And the Tigers have their best three pitchers lined up for the next three games.

Austin Jackson reached base four times and the Tigers scored five runs in the second inning Wednesday night on their way to a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALCS.

Game 5 is set for Thursday night at Comerica Park with the series scheduled to return to Fenway Park in Boston for Game 6 on Saturday and if necessary Game 7 on Sunday. The Tigers have Anibal Sanchez Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander lined up to pitch those three games.

The Tigers beat up on right-hander Jake Peavy who the Red Sox acquired in the trade that brought Jose Iglesias to Detroit and sent outfielder Avisail Garcia to the Chicago White Sox. To be fair Peavy caused plenty of problems for himself with three walks in the second inning that contributed to the Tigers' big rally.

The Red Sox put runners on base in every inning Tigers starter Doug Fister pitched but he kept them off the scoreboard through six innings except for a single run in the sixth.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland dropped Jackson to the eighth spot in the order and moved the Nos. 2 through 8 hitters up a spot. Jackson drew a bases-loaded walk in the second inning when Peavy threw him four straight balls. Jackson drove in a run in the fourth inning on a sharply struck infield single then singled again to lead off the sixth. He drew a walk in his final plate appearance.

Jackson Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera each knocked in two runs for the Tigers.