Boston 3, Cleveland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 10, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 27246

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 2
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 56-58 29-34 27-24 W1
Cleveland 52-61 29-28 23-33 L1

Recap


Red Sox 3, Indians 2:
Clay Buchholz pitched a two-hitter and Cody Ross broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer in the sixth inning as visiting Boston snapped a three-game losing streak, but reportedly lost rookie Will Middlebrooks with a broken wrist.

The Red Sox third baseman left the game in the ninth inning after he was hit by a pitch and was replaced by Nick Punto.

Buchholz (10-3) is 2-0 with a 0.92 ERA in his last five starts. He struck out five and retired the final 12 batters in his second complete game of the season and the fifth of his career.

Asdrubal Cabrera had both hits - a homer in the first inning and a double in the fourth - for Cleveland, which had won two straight after losing 11 in a row.

Dustin Pedroia recorded two hits, an RBI and a run scored for Boston, which won for only the third time in 10 games.

The Indians' Chris Seddon (0-1) allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits in six innings in his sixth major-league start.

Cabrera drove a 2-0 pitch into the right-center field seats to give the Indians a 1-0 lead.

The Red Sox tied it in the fourth when Mike Aviles walked with one out and advanced to third on Seddon's wild pickoff attempt. Dustin Pedroia drove in Aviles on the next pitch with a single through the left side of the infield.

After Pedroia singled with one out, Ross crushed a 2-1 pitch off the cameraman in straightaway center field with two outs to make it 3-1.

The Indians cut the lead in half in the sixth inning when Jason Donald led off by reaching on Pedroia's fielding error. He advanced to third when Aviles tried to catch him off first base but Aviles' throw one-hopped off his helmet and into the seats. Ezequiel Carrera followed with a sacrifice fly.



GAME NOTEBOOK: Boston's Adrian Gonzalez went 0-for-4 to end his hitting streak at nine games. ... The Indians have scored at least one run in the first inning in their last six games. ... Cleveland officially released RHP Derek Lowe on Friday. Lowe, who was designated for assignment last week, won six of his first seven decisions with the Indians before faltering to an 8-10 record with a 5.52 ERA. ... Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (neck) missed his second straight game. He is hitting .193 since the All-Star break. ... Boston improved to 24-29 in games decided by one or two runs. ... Buchholz pitched a four-hitter in a 7-0 victory over Baltimore on June 7. ... Cabrera's 13th homer ties him for the team lead with Shin-Soo Choo.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Cleveland
Clay Buchholz Player Chris Seddon
Win W/L Loss
9.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 3
2 Hits 5
1.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Boston   Cleveland
Dustin Pedroia Player Asdrubal Cabrera
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 6 1 9 .194 10 6 3 3 1 2
Cleveland 2 1 6 .069 3 6 2 0 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Boston. The Indians have a W/L % of .442 after a win and .475 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .518 after a win and .466 after a loss.