Red Sox vs. Indians
Tim Wakefield (shoulder injury) could be back for the ALCS after missing the ALDS. He is 9-8 with a 4.50 ERA lifetime against Cleveland. If Wake can't go, the Sox might consider having Beckett pitch Game 4 on short rest. Paul Byrd gave up 2 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings in the ALDS, earning a Game 4 win. He is 4-2 lifetime against Boston with a 4.12 ERA in seven starts, and he gave up just 1 run over 6 innings in his only 2007 appearance against the Red Sox. During the regular season, Byrd was 15-8 with a 4.59 ERA.
No. 4 starters
Tim Wakefield (shoulder injury) could be back for the ALCS after missing the ALDS. He is 9-8 with a 4.50 ERA lifetime against Cleveland. If Wake can't go, the Sox might consider having Beckett pitch Game 4 on short rest. Paul Byrd gave up 2 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings in the ALDS, earning a Game 4 win. He is 4-2 lifetime against Boston with a 4.12 ERA in seven starts, and he gave up just 1 run over 6 innings in his only 2007 appearance against the Red Sox. During the regular season, Byrd was 15-8 with a 4.59 ERA.
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