Game over: Red Sox 6, Indians 3: Andrew Bailey recorded his second save in an as many nights with a 1-2-3 inning as the Red Sox earned a three-game sweep of the Indians. The Red Sox got another strong pitching effort from Jon Lester (3-0) who went the first seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits. Mike Napoli tripled and singled with one RBI while Jarrod Saltalamacchia stroked his third homer. Cleveland drew its biggest crowd of the series – 12,936 in 3:13.
Top 9th: Red Sox 6, Indians 3 – Red Sox done scoring for the night. They’ll rely on Andrew Bailey to close it out.
Bottom 8th: Red Sox 6, Indians 3 – Indians rally a bit. With Andrew Miller pitching, Drew Stubbs drew a one-out walk and Mickey Brantley singled. After Asdrubal Cabrera reached on a fielder’s choice with the runner being cut down at third base, Miller was replaced by Koji Uehara. Carlos Santana geeted him with an RBI double.
Top 8th: Red Sox 6, Indians 2 – Sox go down 1-2-3.
Bottom 7th: Red Sox 6, Indians 2 – Lester’s final inning – retires the side in order. He goes seven, allows four hits, two runs, one walk, five strikeouts.
Top 7th: Red Sox 6, Indians 2 – Red Sox break it open with three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury singled to right field which brought reliever Brian Shaw into the game. Shane Victorino reached on an error by the second baseman Cord Phelps. After one out, Mike Napoli singled to right scoring Ellsbury. Nava then knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly. The red-hot Mike Carp came off the bench to single to right scoring the sixth Boston run. Carp now has four straight hits including three Wednesday night.
Bottom 6th: Red Sox 3, Indians 2 – After a bunt single to third by Asdrubal Cabrera, Carlos Santana knocked into a double play and Nick Swisher lined out to center.
Top 6th: Red Sox 3, Indians 2 – The Sox go down 1-2-3.
Bottom 5th: Red Sox 3, Indians 2 – Mike Aviles doubled to lead off the fifth and he scored on Drew Stubbs’ groundball out.
Top 5th: Red Sox 3, Indians 1 – Ellsbury doubled deep to leftcenter, Victorino singled and Pedroia knocked in a run with a single.
Bottom 4th: Red Sox 2, Indians 1 – Lester allows a two-out walk to Mark Reynolds, but in control nonetheless.
Top 4th: Red Sox 2, Indians 1 – Jarrod Saltalamacchia hits No. 3 on the season on a 3-2 pitch by McAllister down the right field line to give the Red Sox the lead.
Bottom 3rd: Red Sox 1, Indians 1 – Lester strong with two K’s in inning.
Top 3rd: Red Sox 1, Indians 1 – The Red Sox drew a pair of walks by Pedro Ciriaco and Dustin Pedroia, but after Pedroia stole second base, Napoli struck out to end the threat.
Bottom 2nd: Red Sox 1, Indians 1 – Mark Reynolds sent a double down the third base line and scored on Mike Aviles’ grounder with one out.
Top 2nd: Red Sox 1, Indians 0 – – Mike Napoli tripled off the right field wall on a high fly ball that kept drifting and hit the Horseshoe Casino horseshoe emblem in right field. He was driven in by Daniel nava’s single to right.
Bottom 1st: Red Sox 0, Indians 0 – Jon Lester took the mound and go the first two outs until Carlos Santana singled to left field. Lester then retired Nick Swisher on a grounder.
Top 1st: Red Sox 0, Indians 0 – Righty Zack McAllister got off to a solid start with strikeouts of Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia in a 1-2-3 inning on a balmy night (81 degrees) here at Progressive Field. It’s 35 degrees warmer than Wednesday night.