BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 5: Adrian Gonzalez #28 of the Boston Red Sox connects for a two-run home run i n the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park August 5, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Red Sox 14, Indians 1: Monster Fifth Inning Powers Boston Blowout

The Red Sox put up eight runs in a massive fifth inning as they earned a series tie with a 14-1 win over Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians.

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MLB Standings Update: Boston Red Sox Still On The Outside Looking In At Crowded AL Race

The Boston Red Sox find themselves on the outside looking in at a crowded AL playoff race.

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John Lackey 'Double-Fisting' Beers Isn't An Issue, But Last September Is

John Lackey was "caught" double-fisting beers in the Red Sox' clubhouse after a road game against the Indians last week, which instantly blew up in his face. But did he do anything wrong, and can he ever rectify his image with fans and media here in Boston?

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Final Score: Monster Fifth Inning Powers Boston To 14-1 Victory

The Red Sox blew out the Indians Saturday afternoon 14-1 to salvage a series tie in Cleveland.

The runs started immediately off of Corey Kluber, as Carl Crawford doubled, Dustin Pedroia knocked him home, and Adrian Gonzalez hit a high fly ball that just kept carrying out to right field and into the stands for a two-run shot.

Jon Lester seemed ready to have another one of his disastrous firsts after giving up back-to-back singles to start the inning, and while a sacrifice fly would bring one home, the southpaw managed to avoid any further harm in the first.

From there, Lester was dominant. Two strikeouts around a walk earned him a scoreless second, three more surrounded a single in the third, and Lester made it to seven in total after a 1-2-3 fourth. Meanwhile, the Sox had continued to work on Kluber, pushing across two more in the second on Carl Crawford's second double of the night and grabbing a sixth run and chasing Kluber from the game in the fourth.

Any lingering chances Cleveland had would come to a complete end in the fifth. The first five batters of the inning would reach against Josh Tomlin with singles and walks, scoring two and loading the bases. Danny Valencia would make it 9-1 with a sacrifice fly, and Kelly Shoppach gave Tomlin his second out of the frame with a strikeout, but then the doubles started. Jacoby Ellsbury went to the wall, Carl Crawford found the gap in right for his third double, and after a Dustin Pedroia walk, Adrian Gonzalez knocked in the seventh and eighth runs of the night, leaving the Sox ahead 14-1.

Jon Lester would finish his night in style, striking out the side in order in the bottom of the fifth and then getting up to twelve strikeouts in a scoreless sixth inning. The Sox would bring in the reserves to finish the blowout, with neither side adding to their totals in the last four innings.


Final - 8.12.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Boston Red Sox 3 2 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 14
Cleveland Indians 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Live Blog: Inning By Inning Updates For Game 4

The Red Sox are out to salvage a series split against the Indians as they send Jon Lester to the mound against Corey Kluber. We'll keep you up-to-date on all the action as it goes down in Progressive Field.

Red Sox 14, Indians 1, Mid 8th -- Mike Aviles picks up is third hit in three at bats (and fourth trip to the basepaths in four plate appearances) with a one-out single, but he's erased in the ensuing double play as Cody Allen gets a 1-2-3 eighth inning.

Red Sox 14, Indians 1, End 7th -- Junichi Tazawa replaces Jon Lester after a terrific start and manages to escape a jam with runners at second and third and two outs to keep the Indians stuck at just the one run.

Red Sox 14, Indians 1, Mid 7th -- An infield single from Pedro Ciriaco is all the Sox get from their reformed top-of-the-order, as Carl Crawford, Dustin Pedroia, and Adrian Gonzalez have all been pulled for Scott Podsednik, Pedro Ciriaco, and Nick Punto respectively in the blowout.

Red Sox 14, Indians 1, End 6th -- Casey Kotchman can at least put the bat on the ball, but Carlos Santana and Shelley Duncan can't keep Lester from racking up his 11th and 12th strikeouts of the afternoon.

Red Sox 14, Indians 1, Mid 6th -- After scoring eight in the fifth, the Sox go for zero in the sixth, wasting a leadoff double from Mike Aviles (though the waste isn't too hard to stomach all things considered).

Red Sox 14, Indians 1, End 5th -- The delay clearly does not phase Jon Lester, as he heads back to the mound and strikes out the side in order on 12 ptiches. He's into double digit strikeouts on the night now.

Red Sox 14, Indians 1, Mid 5th -- The Sox send 13 men to the plate in the fifth, turning a big lead into an absolute blowout. The first five batters Josh Tomlin faces in the inning reach on three singles and two walks, including an infield single from Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Danny Valencia manages just a sacrifice fly, and Kelly Shoppach strikes out, but then the doubles start. Jacoby Ellsbury goes to the wall in center field, and Carl Crawford finds the gap in right, chasing Tomlin from the game in favor of Frank Hermann. Hermann doesn't do much better, however, as Dustin Pedroia walks and Adrian Gonzalez launches a rocket to right for a two-run double. Jarrod Saltalamacchia finally ends the inning with a fly ball to center, but only after the Sox score an impressive eight runs.

Red Sox 6, Indians 1, End 4th -- Jon Lester picks up his 1-2-3 inning in the fourth, earning his seventh strikeout of the night in the first at bat of the inning against Brent Lillibridge.

Red Sox 6, Indians 1, Mid 4th -- The Sox score again and chase Corey Kluber from the game after Mike Aviles gets hit, steals second, and scores on a Kelly Shoppach single.

Red Sox 5, Indians 1, End 3rd -- Jon Lester gives up a flared single to center, costing him a 1-2-3 inning, but strikes out the other three batters he faces, leaving him with six on the afternoon.

Red Sox 5, Indians 1, Mid 3rd -- Kluber needs just seven pitches to get through the middle of the Red Sox' order in the third--a dramatic departure from his performance in the first two innings.

Red Sox 5, Indians 1, End 2nd -- Lester bounces back nicely in the second. Though he gives up a two-out walk to Ezequiel Carrera, Lester bookends the inning with strikeouts of both Lou Marson and Jason Donald.

Red Sox 5, Indians 1, Mid 2nd -- After an 0-for-8 streak to start the series against the Indians, Carl Crawford is swinging a hot bat again. Though the Sox seem ready to waste a leadoff single from Mike Aviles, Jacoby Ellsbury manages to keep the inning alive with a two-out blooper to left, bringing Crawford to the plate. The first pitch Carl sees is a hanging curveball, and he puts a good swing on it, hitting a rocket to right that smashes into the base of the wall for a two-RBI double.

Red Sox 3, Indians 1, End 1st -- Jon Lester threatens to give the lead away in the bottom of the first, but manages to limit the damage and keep the Sox ahead. A pair of leadoff line drives put runners at the corners for the Indians with no outs on the board. Lester managed to fight back by striking out Shin-Soo Choo on a cutter away, but couldn't prevent Carlos Santana from putting the ball in the air, deep enough for a sacrifice fly, putting the Indians on the board before Lester could get out of the inning.

Red Sox 3, Indians 0, Mid 1st -- The Sox are off to a very good start, giving Jon Lester three runs to work with right out of the gate. After a ground ball out from Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford slapped a ground ball past the bag at first, heading into second before the Indians could get it back to the infield. Dustin Pedroia would knock him in with a line drive down the right field line, bringing Adrian Gonzalez to the plate. Kluber managed to make Gonzalez swing underneath the ball, but his high fly ball had a remarkable charge behind it--just enough, as it happened, to drop into the first row past the right field wall for a two-run shot.

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Lineups: Danny Valencia Debuts

The Red Sox will try to salvage a series tie Sunday afternoon as they take on the Indians in Cleveland. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

After giving Pedro Ciriaco a go at third in Saturday's game, the Sox will turn to recent acquisition Danny Valencia at the hot corner against Corey Kluber. Valencia has hit a woeful .198/.212/.310 in 132 plate appearances for the Twins this season after debuting with an OPS of .799 two years ago.

Otherwise it's standard stuff for the Sox against the right-handed Kluber.

Boston Red Sox (56-59)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Carl Crawford, LF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Cody Ross, RF
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, DH
  7. Mike Aviles, SS
  8. Danny Valencia, 3B
  9. Kelly Shoppach, C

Cleveland Indians (53-61)

  1. Jason Donald, 2B
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera, DH
  3. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
  4. Carlos Santana, 1B
  5. Shelley Duncan, LF
  6. Brent Lillibridge, SS
  7. Lou Marson, C
  8. Jack Hannahan, 3B
  9. Ezequiel Carrera, CF


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Boston Red Sox
@ Cleveland Indians

Sunday, Aug 12, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Jon Lester vs Corey Kluber

Sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Red Sox Vs. Indians: Game Time, TV Info And More

The Red Sox and Indians have gone back and forth so far in this series, so it's the Red Sox's turn to get a win under their belts on Sunday. Cleveland took the series opener, before Boston responded in the second game. But the Tribe came back and prevailed over the Sox on Saturday.

Boston will send Jon Lester (5-10, 5.36 ERA) to the mound, searching for his first win in about six weeks. Maybe going against a not-so intimidating Indians batting lineup will help him get there. Cleveland sends Corey Kluber (0-0, 6.10 ERA) to the hill, looking to give Cleveland a 3-1 series victory.

Take a look at the game schedule and broadcast information right here:

Date/Time: Sunday, Aug. 12, 1:05 p.m. ET

TV: NESN

Online streaming: MLB.tv

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Final Score: Boston Falls 5-2 As Brent Lillibridge Gets Revenge

The Red Sox fell 5-2 to the Cleveland Indians as Franklin Morales lost control late and the Sox ran into important outs on the basepaths.

Morales started the game as hot as a starting pitcher can, striking out the side in order in the first., and another strikeout ended a 1-2-3 second.

The third provided the first bump in the road. A 3-1 fastball over the plate to Brent Lillibridge ended up well into the stands in left field, putting the Indians ahead 1-0 after three baserunner-free innings from Zach McAllister.

Morales would bounce back in the fourth, but only after his offense had provided him a lead. A leadoff double from Jacoby Ellsbury helped Carl Crawford reach with a bunt when Zach McAllister checked a vacant third base before firing late to first, and Ellsbury bluffing off the bag distracted Brent Lillibridge long enough after a weak ground ball to third to load the bases. Adrian Gonzalez came through with a double off the wall in left, and the Sox pulled ahead 2-1, although Dustin Pedroia helped minimize the rally's potential by running into the first out at home.

The lead would not last long. A leadoff walk to Michael Brantley and a balk from Franklin Morales led to an RBI single from Brent Lillibridge, getting the job done once again and pulling the Indians even with the Sox at 2-2.

Even the tie was fleeting, however. After the Sox failed to go-ahead in large part thanks to Jacoby Ellsbury making the first out of the sixth at third, trying to stretch a double into a triple, the Indians would set up something of a picket fence. Franklin Morales would lose control and load the bases before being pulled for Andrew Miller, who surrendered the go-ahead sacrifice fly.

Again in the seventh and eighth the Inidans added to their tally by one. AA leadoff double from Brent Lillibridge and squeeze bunt from Lou Marson made it 4-2 after seven, and Ezequiel Carrera brought home Carlos Santana with two outs in the eighth to make it 5-2. With the Sox unable to mount a rally, they ensured their third straight winless series.


Final - 8.11.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Boston Red Sox 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Cleveland Indians 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 X 5

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Live Blog: Inning By Inning Updates For Game 3

The Red Sox are out to take a 2-1 advantage in their series against the Cleveland Indians as they send Franklin Morales to the mound against Zach McAllister.

We'll keep you up-to-date on all the action as it goes down in Progressive Field.

Indians 4, Red Sox 2, Mid 8th -- Zach McAllister picks up yet another 1-2-3 inning. It's been an impressive performance from the young right-hander out of Illinois.

Indians 4, Red Sox 2, End 7th -- A tremendous sliding grab from Jacoby Ellsbury on the warning track saves the Sox a run, but it only comes after a leadoff double from who else but Brent Lillibridge and a squeeze bunt costs them a fourth.

Indians 3, Red Sox 2, Mid 7th -- Zach McAllister needs all of 10 pitches to get through his seventh inning of work despite facing the middle of the order.

Indians 3, Red Sox 2, End 6th -- Franklin Morales' control continues to slip late, and the Red Sox fall behind as a result. A one-out walk and hit batsman puts a runner in scoring position. That quickly becomes two after a close call on a double steal, leaving Bobby V to call for an intentional walk of Shin-Soo Choo. Andrew Miller comes in to try to clean up the mess, but can't avoid allowing the sacrifice fly that puts the Indians ahead.

Red Sox 2, Indians 2, Mid 6th -- Fundamentals cost the Red Sox a run, as Jacoby Ellsbury runs into the first out at third, trying to stretch a wallball double into a triple. Given that Carl Crawford and Dustin Pedroia both followed up with ground balls to the right side, it's hard to question that that would have been a lead.

Red Sox 2, Indians 2, End 5th -- Early trouble costs Franklin Morales his lead. A leadoff walk from Michael Brantley and balk from Morales puts a runner in scoring position for the Indians with no outs on the board, and a Brent Lillibridge single to center brings him home. Yes, that's Brent Lillibridge 2, Red Sox 2.

Red Sox 2, Indians 1, Mid 5th -- The bottom of the order goes 1-2-3 again, as Zach McAllister rebounds from some bad luck in the fourth.

Red Sox 2, Indians 1, End 4th -- Franklin Morales surrenders another baserunner with a one-out walk, but gets some much-needed help for his pitch count when he gets a two-pitch GIDP from Carlos Santana.

Red Sox 2, Indians 1, Mid 4th -- Uncovered third bases are the new market inefficiency. After a leadoff double from Jacoby Ellsbury, Zach McAllister hesitates on a bunt, initially moving towards the uncovered third base bag before firing late to first, allowing Carl Crawford to reach and Ellsbury to advance. Brent Lillibridge does the same on a weak ground ball to third, though he takes too long to even warrant a throw to first. Adrian Gonzalez comes to the bag with the bases loaded, and for the second time in two at bats just misses a home run. This time, though, he catches the wall in left. While Dustin Pedroia ends up being thrown out at the plate, running right behind Ellsbury and Crawford, the Sox get their two runs to take the lead.

Indians 1, Red Sox 0, End 3rd -- Brent Lillibridge has his revenge. The Red Sox castoff gets ahead 3-1, and then hooks a fastball over the plate out to left field on a line, putting the Indians ahead 1-0. Morales gets the next three (albeit needing 11 pitches to retire Jason Donald swinging), but it's got to be pretty demoralizing to give up a homer to Brent Lillibridge.

Red Sox 0, Indians 0, Mid 3rd -- The bottom third of the lineup don't cut quite the same imposing figure as the middle third, going 1-2-3 without the bang of Gonzalez or Salty.

Red Sox 0, Indians 0, End 2nd -- Morales stays perfect as well, though a bit more convincingly, picking up his fourth strikeout of the night off of Shelley Duncan to end the inning.

Red Sox 0, Indians 0, Mid 2nd -- The Indians are tremendously lucky to get through the second inning without giving up the lead. While the Sox go 1-2-3, both Adrian Gonzalez and Jarrod Saltalamacchia send balls very deep to right and left field respectively, leaving McAllister perfect by the slimmest of margins.

Red Sox 0, Indians 0, End 1st -- Franklin Morales one-ups McAllister in the bottom of the first. Jason Donald goes down swinging at a 1-2 fastball, Asdrubal Cabrera whiffs on a changeup on the same count, and while Shin-Soo Choo works a 7-pitch battle, he too misses on a change. 1-2-3 go the Indians in the first, all down by way of the K.

Red Sox 0, Indians 0, Mid 1st -- Zach McAllister gets off to a reasonably quick start with a 13-pitch, 1-2-3 first inning. Jacoby Ellsbury goes down watching a 2-2 fastball, and while Carl Crawford manages to put the ball on a line, Asdrubal Cabrera is able to make a leaping grab to rob the left fielder of a hit before Dustin Pedroia makes the final out with a ground ball.

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Lineups: Pedro Ciriaco Starts At Third In Place Of Will Middlebrooks

The Red Sox are looking to take the 2-1 advantage in their series against the Indians as they send Franklin Morales to the mound against Zach McAllister. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

The Red Sox will be without Will Middlebrooks tonight and for the rest of the season, as their exciting young third baseman went down in Friday's win with a broken wrist after he was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning. While the Sox picked up Danny Valencia not long ago as depth at the hot corner--and though Valencia has been added to the team--they'll turn to Pedro Ciriaco to hold down the fort for now.

The rest of the lineup is pretty standard fare for the Red Sox these days, with Carl Crawford back in left and batting second against the right-handed McAllister.

Boston Red Sox (56-58)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Carl Crawford, LF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Cody Ross, RF
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  7. Ryan Lavarnway, DH
  8. Mike Aviles, SS
  9. Pedro Ciriaco, 3B

Cleveland Indians (52-61)

  1. Jason Donald, 2B
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  3. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
  4. Carlos Santana, DH
  5. Michael Brantley, CF
  6. Shelley Duncan, LF
  7. Brent Lillibridge, 3B
  8. Casey Kotchman, 1B
  9. Lou Marson, C

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Boston Red Sox
@ Cleveland Indians

Saturday, Aug 11, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Franklin Morales vs Zach McAllister

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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Will Middlebrooks Injury Update: Red Sox 3B Has Broken Wrist After Being Hit By Pitch

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has a broken wrist, according to reports. Middlebrooks was hit by a 96 MPH fastball in the ninth inning of Friday's 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Middlebrooks is likely out for the season, removing one of Boston fans' few bright spots from the 2012 season.

SB Nation's Red Sox blog Over The Monster stressed the seriousness of the injury:

Forgetting the impact of this on whatever semblance of a season the Red Sox have left to him, this is a very troubling event. Wrists are tricky things, and when they're not working right, they can really sap a batter's power and effectiveness at the plate. Ask Jed Lowrie, ask David Ortiz. It's not a death sentence by any means, but it's one of the more troubling injuries a player can suffer. Hopefully they take this as slow as they need to--they certainly have the time.

In Middlebrooks' absence the Sox will turn to Danny Valencia, acquired from the Minnesota Twins in early August.

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Final Score: Clay Buchholz' Two-Hitter Lifts Boston to 3-2 Win

The Boston Red Sox took a 3-2 win Friday night over the Cleveland Indians behind a complete game effort from Clay Buchholz.

The first inning would belie the greatness that was to come from Buchholz. After striking out Ezequiel Carrera on three pitches, Buchholz left a 2-0 fastball up to Asdrubal Cabrera, and just like that it was 1-0, Indians. Buchholz would get out of the inning without any more damage, but it was a bad sign for a team that's dealt with far too many early deficits.

The Boston offense would be successfully held down by Journeyman Chris Seddon for much of his outing, but what little he allowed cost him. The second baserunner Seddon allowed came on a walk in the fourth to Mike Aviles, and with an errant pickoff throw he reached third in a hurry. A Dustin Pedroia single brought him home, and just like that the game was tied.

After a scoreless fifth, the Sox came for Seddon again in the sixth. This time Dustin Pedroia was playing the setup man instead of the finisher, getting on base with a single for Cody Ross, who took a bad slider from Seddon and sent it deep to center, over the tallest part of the wall and into the foliage for a two-run shot that made it 3-1, Sox.

Clay Buchholz would be let down by his defense in the bottom half of the sixth, as errors from each of his middle infielders put a runner on third with no outs. Buchholz could not keep him from coming in, but he held the Indians to just the one run, and then let nothing else get by him. The Indians went down in order in the seventh, eighth, and ninth, giving Boston's de facto ace a complete game two-hitter with just one earned run to his name.


Final - 8.10.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston Red Sox 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 2
Cleveland Indians 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1
WP: Clay Buchholz (10 - 3)
LP: Chris Seddon (0 - 1)

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Live Blog: Inning By Inning Updates For Game 2

The Red Sox will turn to Clay Buchholz to play the stopper tonight as they take on the Cleveland Indians. We'll keep you up-to-date on all the action as it goes down in Progressive Field.

Red Sox 3, Indians 2, Mid 9th -- The Sox fail to score any insurance runs, giving Buchholz zero wiggle room between a complete game and a tie. The worst news from the inning, though, is that Will Middlebrooks left after being hit by a pitch with one away. That's not an injury the Sox can afford.

Red Sox 3, Indians 2, End 8th -- Buchholz is three outs away from a complete game two-hitter.

Red Sox 3, Indians 2, Mid 8th -- The top of the Sox lineup manages a single and a walk, but Adrian Gonzalez grounds into a double play to end the threat in a hurry.

Red Sox 3, Indians 2, End 7th -- Buchholz responds with three more quick outs. He's still got just 77 pitches on his arm through seven innings of work, leaving him free to aim for the complete game if he can keep it together.

Red Sox 3, Indians 2, Mid 7th -- Cody Allen replaces Chris Seddon in strong fashion, retiring the side with a strike out of Ryan Lavarnway mixed in for good measure.

Red Sox 3, Indians 2, End 6th -- The lead shrinks to just the one run after a pair of errors from Dustin Pedroia and Mike Aviles let Jason Donald reach third to start the inning. Buchholz makes sure he's the only one to reach, however, keeping the Red Sox ahead.

Red Sox 3, Indians 1, Mid 6th -- One big swing of the bat from Cody Ross makes it a two-run lead for the Red Sox. With two outs and Dustin Pedroia on base with single, a 2-1 slider stays where Ross can hit it, and he launches a monster shot into the foliage over the highest part of the center field wall.

Red Sox 1, Indians 1, End 5th -- The Indians go 1-2-3 in the fifth. Through five, Buchholz is tossing a one-hitter.

Red Sox 1, Indians 1, Mid 5th -- An infield single from Scott Podsednik is all the Sox get in the fifth. Keeping in Mind that Aviles scored on a single and a groundout, it's been a bizarrely quiet night for the Sox against the journeyman Seddon.

Red Sox 1, Indians 1, End 4th -- Buchholz works around a leadoff double to hold the tie. The Red Sox need more pitchers who can avoid giving up runs immediately after the team gets them back--a curse that's been plaguing them all-too-often of late.

Red Sox 1, Indians 1, Mid 4th -- Ezequiel Carrera makes a great diving grab to rob Jacoby Ellsbury of at least one base to start the inning. Mike Aviles follows it up with a walk, however, and moves along to third when Seddon botches a throw over to first, and all the Sox need is a Dustin Pedroia single to end their scoring drought against Seddon and tie up the game.

Indians 1, Red Sox 0, End 3rd -- Clay Buchholz finishes off another clean inning with a strikeout of Ezequiel Carrera--his second K of the night.

Indians 1, Red Sox 0, Mid 3rd -- A leadoff single is wasted by a bit of bad baserunning from Ryan Lavarnway in another 1-2-3 inning.

Indians 1, Red Sox 0, End 2nd -- Clay Buchholz gets three straight groundouts to settle down in the second inning. But for that homer, he's looked quite good on the mound.

Indians 1, Red Sox 0, Mid 2nd -- The Red Sox at least get some serious contact off of Seddon in the second, but Ezequiel Carrera is able to track down the liners from Adrian Gonzalez and Cody Ross in left, leaving the Sox still without a hit after two.

Indians 1, Red Sox 0, End 1st -- And, wouldn't you know it, the top of the first sees Clay Buchholz give up a solo shot to Asdrubal Cabrera, the second batter he faces. After striking out Ezequiel Carrera on three pitches, Buchholz falls behind 2-0, Buchholz offers up a high fastball and sees Cabrera crush it well out to right-center. Advantage: Indians

Red Sox 0, Indians 0, Mid 1st -- Coming up against a journeyman lefty who has never performed well in the majors, the Sox get off to a terribly uninspiring start. Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Aviles see five pitches between them, grounding out to first and flying out to center respectively before Dustin Pedroia ended the inning with a five-pitch strikeout.

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Lineup: Scott Podsednik Replaces Carl Crawford Against Chris Seddon

The Red Sox will look to avenge their Thursday night loss as they take on the Indians in the second game of a four-game series in Cleveland. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN and WEEI.

With the left-handed Chris Seddon on the mound, the Sox will shift around their lineup some. Scott Podsednik will make an appearance just one night after being re-signed--he had been traded to the Diamondbacks as part of the Craig Breslow deal--batting ninth and replacing Carl Crawford in left field.

Pedro Ciriaco and Jarrod Saltalamacchia will join Crawford on the bench despite the strong performance from the former in Thursday's loss. Mike Aviles will move up to bat second, while Dustin Pedroia returns to second base. Kelly Shoppach will play behind the plate, with Ryan Lavarnway getting the nod at DH.

Boston Red Sox (55-58)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Mike Aviles, SS
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Cody Ross, RF
  6. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  7. Ryan Lavarnway, DH
  8. Kelly Shoppach, C
  9. Scott Podsednik, LF

Cleveland Indians (52-60)

  1. Ezequiel Carrera, LF
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  3. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
  4. Carlos Santana, C
  5. Michael Brantley, CF
  6. Shelley Duncan, DH
  7. Casey Kotchman, 1B
  8. Jack Hannahan, 3B
  9. Jason Donald, 2B

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Boston Red Sox
@ Cleveland Indians

Friday, Aug 10, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Clay Buchholz vs Chris Seddon

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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Red Sox Vs. Indians: Friday Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians continue their four game series Friday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

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Learning More Than Baseball From Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez carved out a special place in the hearts of Red Sox fans for his unforgettable performances on the baseball diamond, but there's more to Pedro than meets the eye. Jen Royle shares her story.

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Final Score: Sox Can't Top Slumping Indians, Fall 5-3

The Red Sox lost their third straight game Thursday night, falling to an Indians team fresh off an 11-game losing streak and a starting pitcher in Ubaldo Jimenez whose ERA was 5.29.

Things started off poorly for the Red Sox, as they wasted a leadoff single and two stolen bases by Jacoby Ellsbury in the top of the first and saw Felix Doubront surrender a leadoff shot to Jason Donald. For a team that had lost 11 before finally defeating the Twins, the Indians certainly seemed to have a fair deal of momentum on their side.

The game would change heading into the middle innings, however. Doubront settled down, retiring nine-of-ten Indians in the second, third, and fourth innings while Adrian Gonzalez turned on an Ubaldo Jimenez fastball up-and-not-in-enough, crushing it into the stands past right field with Dustin Pedroia on for a two-run shot to put the Sox ahead by one. They would score again in the next inning thanks to Jacoby Ellsbury's second trip to the basepaths and third steal of the night.

Then came the fifth, and the predictable trouble for Felix Doubront as his pitch count rose. The lefty starter had been the most consistent option for the Sox in the first few months of the season, but as his innings count has risen well above last year's, Doubront has flagged, particularly late in games. This was no different, as the Indians struck for three runs in the fifth inning. That the team is still toying with a six-man rotation and Doubront isn't even the first name to be shut down for a while is simply shocking.

The Sox would mount no rallies from there. The best opportunity they had came in the eighth, when Adrian Gonzalez singled, was replaced by a pinch-runner in Nick Punto (Punto batting fourth...if it had gotten back around to him...), who was then stranded at second after a Cody Ross single. The Indians pushed across an insurance run in the bottom of the inning, but it was entirely unnecessary.


Final - 8.9.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston Red Sox 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
Cleveland Indians 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 X 5 10 0

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Live Blog: Inning By Inning Updates For Game 1

The Red Sox and Indians are set to kick off their four-game set as Felix Doubront takes on Ubaldo Jimenez.

We'll keep you up-to-date on all the action as it goes down in Progressive Field.

Indians 5, Red Sox 3, End 8th -- The Indians grab some insurance in the ninth against Junichi Tazawa and Craig Breslow. A pair of singles are all Tazawa sees before being pulled without an out recorded. Breslow comes in, and while he manages to get three outs without giving up another hit, the Indians push a run across on a sacrifice bunt and a ground ball, giving them a two-run cushion headed to the ninth.

Indians 4, Red Sox 3, Mid 8th -- Adrian Gonzalez' single may be the worst possible thing to happen to the Sox in this game, as it gets Bobby Valentine to send Nick Punto out to pinch run for him. Punto manages to get into scoring position on a Cody Ross single, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia strikes out and Will Middlebrooks hits a fly ball to end the inning. Should the order get back to Gonzalez' spot, he won't be there to take the AB now.

Indians 4, Red Sox 3, End 7th -- The Sox call on Junichi Tazawa for the seventh, and while the young reliever surrenders a single and a walk, they come with two outs, and Michael Brantley grounds out to end the inning without any damage.

Indians 4, Red Sox 3, Mid 7th -- The Sox get a leadoff double from Pedro Ciriaco, chasing Ubaldo Jimenez from the game, but some little league baserunning costs them the opportunity. A hard ground ball is backhanded on two quick hopes by Asdrubal Cabrera, catching Ciriaco between bases. As he tries to avoid the tag, Crawford takes of for second. The out is recorded too quickly, however, and Cabrera fires to Jason Donald at second to catch Crawford as he comes sliding in, ending the inning.

Indians 4, Red Sox 3, End 6th -- Andrew Miller keeps the score close, recording three quick ground ball outs to get the Sox into the seventh inning trailing by just one.

Indians 4, Red Sox 3, Mid 6th -- Rather than respond in the sixth, the Sox give Ubaldo Jimenez another inning full of Ks, as the middle of the order goes down 1-2-3 on strikes.

Indians 4, Red Sox 3, End 5th -- And, in what may be the most predictable thing ever, Felix Doubront fades late. With more innings on his arm then he's used to, and quite a few more than he had last year (when he was partially a reliever), Doubront has had plenty of this sort of trouble, and it's come back to get him again. After a leadoff ground ball out, Doubront surrenders a single, walk, and double to bring a run in and put the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position. Another walk to Shin-Soo Choo loads the bases, a Michael Brantley single ties the game, and only when Andrew Miller enters and allows the go-ahead run to come in on a sacrifice fly do the Sox see the second out of the inning.

Red Sox 3, Indians 1, Mid 5th -- After a month of slow going on the bases, Ellsbury is off like a rocket tonight. Another single leads to the center fielder's third stolen base of the night, and with Dustin Pedroia singling up the middle, it helps the Sox to their third run against Ubaldo Jimenez.

Red Sox 2, Indians 1, End 4th -- Doubront has a fourth much like his third, bunching a strikeout in with a couple of balls to Pedro Ciriaco to keep the Indians down again. He's been very solid since the first.

Red Sox 2, Indians 1, Mid 4th -- After a leadoff single from Dustin Pedroia, all it takes is one pitch up-and-not-in-enough to Adrian Gonzalez and the Red Sox take a 2-1 lead. The first baseman takes a high-planed hack, depositing the ball well into the stands past right field to get the Sox on the board and ahead of the Indians at that. Jimenez is only saved further damage by a questionably close play at second on a two-on, two-out Pedro Ciriaco ground ball.

Indians 1, Red Sox 0, End 3rd -- The Indians' inability to hit left-handed pitching is starting to shine through, as Doubront gets a strikeout and two ground balls against the heart of the order.

Indians 1, Red Sox 0, Mid 3rd -- Pedro Ciriaco singles through the left side of the infield to give the Red Sox their first hit of the night with one out in the third. The top of the lineup then proceeds to strand him there on a fly ball and ground ball.

Indians 1, Red Sox 0, End 2nd -- The Indians get another hit off of Felix Doubront, but this time it's just a one-out single, and with a nice Cody Ross defensive play and a strikeout of Jason Donald, it doesn't amount to anything further.

Indians 1, Red Sox 0, Mid 2nd -- Forget the control problems that led Jimenez to walk Jacoby Ellsbury and fall behind time-and-again. The righty deals in the second, striking out the side in order to make it four strikeouts on the night. An ill omen for the night on the whole.

Indians 1, Red Sox 0, End 1st -- If there was any question as to whether the momentum of the Indians would be that of a team on a 1-11 run, or a 1-0 run, Jason Donald answered it three pitches into the bottom of the first, taking a 93 MPH fastball and depositing it into the stands by the foul pole in right for a leadoff homer.

Doubront would end up giving up a two-out single and double before finally escaping the inning with a strikeout of Shelly Duncan. It's just one run, but it really doesn't look good all things considered.

Red Sox 0, Indians 0, Mid 1st -- The Sox waste no time in wasting a baserunner. Jacoby Ellsbury leads off the game with a walk, turns it into a double by stealing second before Carl Crawford flew out, a triple before Dustin Pedroia struck out, and then a non-issue as Adrian Gonzalez grounded out to end the frame without scoring him from third.

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Red Sox Vs. Indians Lineup: Dustin Pedroia At DH Against Ubaldo Jimenez

The Red Sox will kick off a four-game set against the Cleveland Indians Thursday night as they send Felix Doubront to the mound against Ubaldo Jimenez. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. EST with broadcasts on NESN, the MLB Network, and WEEI.

The Sox will have both Pedro Ciriaco and Mike Aviles in the lineup Thursday night as they shift Dustin Pedroia to the DH role for the night. Despite a very impressive performance in the season so far, Ciriaco has found playing time difficult to come by since the Sox got their middle-infield pairing back at full force. He's only received five at bats in the last six games, four of them coming in his start Wednesday against the Rangers.

Otherwise it's typical stuff for the Sox against the right-handed Jimenez.

Boston Red Sox (55-57)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Carl Crawford, LF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, DH
  4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  5. Cody Ross, RF
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  7. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  8. Mike Aviles, SS
  9. Pedro Ciriaco, 2B

Cleveland Indians (51-60)

  1. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  3. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
  4. Carlos Santana, DH
  5. Michael Brantley, CF
  6. Shelley Duncan, LF
  7. Brent Lillibridge, 3B
  8. Casey Kotchman, 1B
  9. Lou Marson, C


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Boston Red Sox
@ Cleveland Indians

Thursday, Aug 9, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Felix Doubront vs Ubaldo Jimenez

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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Red Sox Vs. Indians: Sox Hope To Take Advantage Of Collapsing Indians

The Red Sox will hope to take advantage of an Indians team in full tailspin starting Thursday night.

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