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October 16, 2013

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ALCS Game 4

The Red Sox and Tigers will be right back at it tonight for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series (8 p.m.).

Jake Peavy will take the hill for the Sox against Doug Fister of the Tigers in another closely contested pitching matchup. With each team’s No. 4 starter taking the hill, tonight may be the night where we actually see some offense.

Peavy and the Sox will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

Peyton’s idea

The Indianapolis Colts’ decision to part ways with Peyton Manning after the 2011 season to draft Andrew Luck has been highly publicized, but was it Manning himself that pushed for the move? It is according to Colts owner Jim Irsay.

“Manning said, ‘You’ve got to take Andrew,’” Irsay told USA Today Sports. “‘You have to. You’re crazy if you don’t.’”

Holyfield’s son

Boston College is the first school to offer a scholarship to 5-11, 190-pound sophomore running back Elijah Holyfield of Atlanta’s Woodward Academy. His father is ex-heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield.

Hall Call

I’m sure in the near future there will be a debate of whether or not David Ortiz deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame. Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy thinks he belongs, in fact, he thinks “Big Papi” should have been inducted right after Sunday’s eighth inning, game tying grand slam in Game 2 of the ALCS.

“They just inducted him into the Hall of Fame. I thought we should have had an induction ceremony yesterday after that. That just solidifies this guy’s legacy. He’s a stud and has a flair for the dramatic, and wants to be in that situation. Hopefully, we’ll look back, if we find a way to win this series, and go, ‘That was a turning point.’’’

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