Boston 7, Cleveland 1
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 7 12 1
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
WP: J. Beckett (2-0)
LP: C.C. Sabathia (0-2)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Boston
- K. Youkilis homered to deep left
Bot 1st: Cleveland
- T. Hafner grounded into double play shortstop to first, G. Sizemore scored, A. Cabrera out at second
Top 3rd: Boston
- M. Ramirez singled to deep right center, D. Ortiz scored
Top 7th: Boston
- K. Youkilis tripled to deep center, D. Pedroia scored
- D. Ortiz hit sacrifice fly to deep left, K. Youkilis scored
Top 8th: Boston
- J.D. Drew scored, C. Crisp to third, J. Lugo to second on passed ball
- K. Youkilis walked, C. Crisp scored, J. Lugo to third, D. Pedroia to second
- D. Ortiz hit sacrifice fly to deep center, J. Lugo scored
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
D. Pedroia 2b 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .250
K. Youkilis 1b 4 2 2 3 1 0 1 .421
D. Ortiz dh 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 .400
M. Ramirez lf 4 0 2 1 1 2 2 .471
    J. Ellsbury lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Lowell 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250
B. Kielty rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .400
    J.D. Drew rf 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .312
J. Varitek c 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .211
C. Crisp cf 5 1 0 0 0 2 4 .143
J. Lugo ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .167
 Totals 35 7 12 6 5 8 17  
 Batting
2B - M Ramirez (1, C Sabathia); D Pedroia (1, C Sabathia); J Drew (1, T Mastny).
3B - K Youkilis (1, C Sabathia).
HR - K Youkilis (2, 1st inning off C Sabathia 0 on, 1 Out).
SF - D Ortiz 2.
RBI - K Youkilis 3 (4), M Ramirez (8), D Ortiz 2 (3).
2-out RBI - M Ramirez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Kielty 2, C Crisp 1, M Ramirez 1.
GIDP - K Youkilis, J Lugo.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
E - J Beckett (1, ground ball).
DP - 1 (J Lugo-K Youkilis).
 Cleveland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
G. Sizemore cf 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .250
A. Cabrera 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .286
T. Hafner dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .158
V. Martinez c 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .316
R. Garko 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .312
J. Peralta ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286
K. Lofton lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
F. Gutierrez rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .133
C. Blake 3b 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 .316
 Totals 33 1 6 0 2 12 9  
 Batting
2B - G Sizemore (2, J Beckett); R Garko (1, J Papelbon).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - F Gutierrez 1, A Cabrera 1.
GIDP - T Hafner.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
E - R Perez (1, throw).
Outfield assists - F Gutierrez (M Ramirez at Home).
PB - V Martinez.
DP - 2 (C Sabathia-J Peralta-R Garko, J Peralta-R Garko).
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
J. Beckett (W, 2-0) 8.0 5 1 1 1 11 0 1.93
J. Papelbon 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
 Cleveland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
C.C. Sabathia (L, 0-2) 6.0 10 4 4 2 6 1 10.45
R. Betancourt 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
R. Perez 0.1 1 3 1 1 0 0 40.50
T. Mastny 1.2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
WP - C Sabathia.
HBP - J Varitek (by C Sabathia); M Lowell (by C Sabathia).
Pitches-strikes - J Beckett 109-74; J Papelbon 22-12; C Sabathia 112-70; R Betancourt 11-9; R Perez 13-8; T Mastny 29-16.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Beckett 10-3; J Papelbon 1-1; C Sabathia 9-2; R Betancourt 0-2; R Perez 1-1; T Mastny 2-2.
Batters faced - J Beckett 30; J Papelbon 5; C Sabathia 29; R Betancourt 3; R Perez 4; T Mastny 8.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Gary Cederstrom. 1B--Dana Demuth. 2B--Randy Marsh. 3B--Kerwin Danley. LF--Brian Gorman. RF--Paul Emmel.
Time: 3:46.
Attendance: 44,588.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, out to center.
Game Notes
BOSTON LEFT FIELDER MANNY RAMIREZ DOUBLED IN THE FIRST INNING TO EXTEND HIS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES HITTING STREAK TO 15 GAMES TO TIE THE ALL-TIME MARK SET BY PETE ROSE.

Updated on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 12:21 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Boston
K. Youkilis K. Youkilis
2-4, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Cleveland
G. Sizemore G. Sizemore
2-4