Indians clobber Sox, 9-2 (10:04)
The Indians got some stellar pitching from former Sox prospect Carl Pavano who hurled six innings of six-hit, two-run ball while getting a 13-hit, nine-run barrage from his offense to score a 9-2 victory over the Sox in the opener of this two-game set before a Fenway Park crowd of 37,888.
Leading 7-2 after seven innings, the Indians padded their lead when they got two more runs in the top of the eighth of reliever Javier Lopez, including a lead-off home run by Victor Martinez.
Aaron Laffey picked up his first save of his first career relief appearance while Sox starter Justin Masterson (6.1 innings, 8 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts) absorbed the loss.
Indians pad lead with three more in seventh (9:05)
The Indians blew the game wide open when they got three more runs on three hits, with the big hit dcoming on Mark DeRosa’s homer off reliever Hunter Jones.
Indians erupt for three in top of fifth, take 4-1 lead (8:42)
The Indians erupted for three runs on three hits off Masterson in the top of the fifth inning to take a 4-1 lead.
With one out and men in scoring position, Victor Martinez drove in the go-ahead runs when he hit a double to straightaway center that resulted in Jonathan Van Every crashing into the wall and Kelly Shoppach (hit by pitch) and Asdrubal Cabrera (single to shallow center) to score.
Shin-Soo Choo made it 4-3 when he drove in Martinez with an RBI single to center.
Indians score one in third (8:20)
The Indians came back in the top of the third and tallied their first run of the game off Sox starter Justin Masterson, who gave up a pair of walks to Ben Francisco and Kelly Shoppach after striking out Jhonny Peralta to start the inning.
After inducing Grady Sizemore to fly out to left, Asdrubal Cabrera drove in Cleveland’s first run, scoring Francisco from third, when he laced a single to center. Masterson got out of the inning by getting Victor Martinez to fly to center.
Sox take early 2-0 lead (7:42)
The Red Sox pushed across a pair of runs in the bottom of the second after loading the bases against Indians starter Carl Pavano, who issued a walk to Jason Bay, gave up a double to left to Mike Lowell and a walk to Jason Varitek to find himself in a bases-loaded jam.
Bay scored from third when Jeff Bailey came up hit into a double play with no out and the bases loaded. Jonathan Van Every then drove in Lowell from third when he singled to right before getting forced out at second on Nick Green’s subsequent fielder’s choice.