Boston 1, Cleveland 0
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(61-39)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
WP: D. Matsuzaka (12-7) S: J. Papelbon (23)
LP: C.C. Sabathia (13-5)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 4th: Boston
- M. Lowell singled to left, K. Youkilis scored, M. Ramirez to third
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Lugo ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .226
D. Pedroia 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .321
K. Youkilis 1b 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .314
M. Ramirez dh 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .300
C. Crisp cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .281
M. Lowell 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .304
J. Varitek c 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .264
J.D. Drew rf 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .249
W. Pena lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .197
 Totals 33 1 6 1 0 8 8  
 Batting
2B - J Lugo (18, R Betancourt).
RBI - M Lowell (71).
2-out RBI - M Lowell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Varitek 1, K Youkilis 1.
Team LOB - 5.
 Cleveland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
G. Sizemore cf 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .275
C. Blake 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .272
V. Martinez c 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .321
T. Hafner dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .257
R. Garko 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .321
J. Peralta ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .278
T. Nixon rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .242
B. Francisco lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .273
J. Barfield 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .254
 Totals 31 0 4 0 3 7 16  
 Batting
2B - R Garko (18, D Matsuzaka).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Hafner 1, C Blake 1, J Peralta 2, J Barfield 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - G Sizemore 2 (27, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek 2), J Barfield (12, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek).
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Matsuzaka (W, 12-7) 7.0 4 0 0 3 5 0 3.79
H. Okajima (H, 17) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.91
J. Papelbon (S, 23) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.72
 Cleveland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C.C. Sabathia (L, 13-5) 7.0 5 1 1 0 7 0 3.70
R. Betancourt 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.15
HBP - R Garko (by D Matsuzaka).
Pitches-strikes - D Matsuzaka 99-60; H Okajima 14-10; J Papelbon 12-10; C Sabathia 106-68; R Betancourt 23-15.
Ground balls-fly balls - D Matsuzaka 7-9; H Okajima 1-2; J Papelbon 0-1; C Sabathia 9-5; R Betancourt 3-2.
Batters faced - D Matsuzaka 29; H Okajima 3; J Papelbon 3; C Sabathia 26; R Betancourt 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Joe West. 1B--Ed Rapuano. 2B--Ed Hickox. 3B--C.B. Bucknor.
Time: 2:53.
Attendance: 39,339.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, in from right.
Game Notes
CLEVELAND FIRST BASEMAN RYAN GARKO DOUBLED IN THE FOURTH INNING TO EXTEND HIS HITTING STREAK TO 17 GAMES.
BOSTON SHORTSTOP JULIO LUGO DOUBLED IN THE EIGHTH INNING TO EXTEND HIS HITTING STREAK 14 GAMES.

Updated on Tuesday, Jul 24, 2007 10:02 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Boston
M. Lowell M. Lowell
1-4
1 RBI
 Cleveland
G. Sizemore G. Sizemore
2-4