Game 4: Red Sox at Indians

Greetings from Cleveland. Where your friendly neighborhood beat writer is regretting not having packed a winter jacket. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (0-3)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Saltalamacchia C
Scutaro SS

Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (6-6, 5.78 last season)

Brantley CF
A. Cabrera SS
Choo RF
Santana C
Hafner DH
O. Cabrera 2B
Kearns LF
LaPorta 1B
Hannahan 3B

Pitching: RHP Josh Tomlin (6-4, 4.56)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI 850 AM

Notes: The Sox were 4-4 against the Indians last season but are 21-9 against them the last four seasons, 9-4 at Progressive Field. … Beckett is 3-4 with a 5.56 ERA in seven career starts against Cleveland. … Beckett faced the Indians once in 2010, on Aug. 3 at Fenway Park. He went eight innings and allowed one run on three hits. He retired the final 14 batters he faced. … Tomlin faced the Red Sox last Aug. 5 at Fenway and allowed four runs over seven innings.


Song of the day: “The Fourth Man In The Fire” by Johnny Cash.

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