By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – It wasn’t easy, and the game itself was anything but conventional, but the Red Sox earned a hard-fought 3-1 victory in Game 4 of the ALDS to earn a trip to the ALCS.

Jake Peavy battled for the Red Sox on the mound, but every potential Red Sox rally had been stifled, either due to an unorthodox double play and a lack of hitting with runners in scoring position.

Yet John Farrell went to the bench in the top of the seventh, tapping Jonny Gomes to hit for the struggling Jarrod Saltalamacchia before making the much-debated move to insert Xander Bogaerts into the lineup for Stephen Drew.

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