Boston 6, Cleveland 1
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(79-80)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1
Boston 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 6 8 0
WP: J. Lester (16-6)
LP: J. Sowers (4-9)
(94-65)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Boston
- D. Pedroia hit sacrifice fly to deep center, J. Ellsbury scored
- J. Varitek hit sacrifice fly to deep center, J. Lowrie scored, K. Youkilis to third
- M. Kotsay doubled to left center, K. Youkilis scored, J. Bay to third
Bot 2nd: Boston
- J. Lowrie doubled to left, J. Ellsbury scored
- K. Youkilis singled to center, J. Lowrie scored
Top 6th: Cleveland
- J. Carroll singled to right, J. Barfield scored
Bot 7th: Boston
- K. Youkilis homered to deep left
 Cleveland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
G. Sizemore cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .271
J. Carroll 3b 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .274
B. Francisco lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267
J. Peralta ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .274
K. Shoppach c 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .263
T. Hafner dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .201
R. Garko 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .266
F. Gutierrez rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .245
J. Barfield 2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .179
 Totals 29 1 2 1 1 7 5  
 Batting
2B - J Barfield (1, J Lester).
RBI - J Carroll (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Peralta 1, R Garko 1.
Team LOB - 3.
 Fielding
E - J Carroll (7, throw).
DP - 2 (J Sowers-J Peralta-R Garko, J Barfield-J Peralta-R Garko).
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Ellsbury cf 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 .275
J. Lowrie 3b 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .259
D. Pedroia 2b 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .325
K. Youkilis 1b 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 .314
J. Bay lf 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .300
J. Varitek c 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .220
M. Kotsay rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .215
    J. Van Every rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
J. Bailey dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .267
    C. Carter ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
A. Cora ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
    G. Velazquez pr-ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 29 6 8 6 3 2 10  
 Batting
2B - M Kotsay (7, J Sowers); J Ellsbury (21, J Sowers); J Lowrie (24, J Sowers).
HR - K Youkilis (28, 7th inning off T Mastny 0 on, 2 Out).
SF - J Varitek , D Pedroia.
RBI - D Pedroia (83), J Varitek (43), M Kotsay (12), J Lowrie (45), K Youkilis 2 (113).
2-out RBI - M Kotsay, K Youkilis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Bailey 2.
GIDP - J Varitek, J Ellsbury.
Team LOB - 5.
 Cleveland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Sowers (L, 4-9) 6.0 7 5 5 3 1 0 5.58
T. Mastny 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 10.80
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Lester (W, 16-6) 6.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 3.21
J. Masterson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.13
H. Okajima 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.66
J. Papelbon 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.98
WP - J Lester.
BALK - J Lester.
HBP - G Sizemore (by J Lester); A Cora (by J Sowers).
Pitches-strikes - J Sowers 95-56; T Mastny 17-12; J Lester 86-55; J Masterson 12-9; H Okajima 12-7; J Papelbon 12-7.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Sowers 8-9; T Mastny 2-3; J Lester 9-5; J Masterson 2-0; H Okajima 0-2; J Papelbon 1-1.
Batters faced - J Sowers 28; T Mastny 7; J Lester 22; J Masterson 3; H Okajima 3; J Papelbon 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Gerry Davis. 1B--Bruce Dreckman. 2B--Rob Drake. 3B--Brian Gorman.
Time: 2:32.
Attendance: 37,726.
Weather: 59 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
BOSTON CENTER FIELDER JACOBY ELLSBURY SINGLED IN THE FIRST INNING TO EXTEND HIS HITTING STREAK TO 16 GAMES.
BOSTON SHORTSTOP ALEX CORA LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH INNING AFTER BEING HIT ON THE RIGHT LEG BY A PITCH FROM CLEVELAND'S JEREMY SOWERS.

Updated on Thursday, Sep 25, 2008 9:41 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Cleveland
J. Carroll Jamey Carroll
1-4
1 RBI
 Boston
K. Youkilis Kevin Youkilis
2-3, 1 HR
2 RBI