Boston 14, Cleveland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 12, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marty Foster, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance - 27488

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 3 2 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 14 16 0
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 57-59 29-34 28-25 W1
Cleveland 53-62 30-29 23-33 L1


Red Sox 14, Indians 1:
Jon Lester won for the first time since June 27 and Adrian Gonzalez had a two-run homer and four RBIs as visiting Boston scored eight runs in the fifth inning to salvage a split of the four-game series.

Lester (6-10), who was 0-5 in his last seven starts, struck out a season-high 12 and allowed one run and three hits in six innings as the Red Sox won for the fourth time in their last 12 games.

Carl Crawford had three doubles and three RBIs and Jacoby Ellsbury added two hits, including a two-run double in the fifth when the Red Sox matched a season high for runs in an inning and sent 14 men to the plate. Gonzalez capped the frame with a two-run double to right-center.

The Red Sox had seven doubles among their 16 hits.

Rookie Corey Kluber (0-1) allowed six runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings in his third career start as the Indians lost for the 13th time in their last 16 games.

Gonzalez's 13th homer of the season and Dustin Pedroia's RBI double came in the first inning. Crawford's two-run double in the second gave Boston a 5-0 lead.

The Red Sox collected six hits and four walks in the fifth inning, including an RBI double by Crawford and run-scoring singles by Cody Ross and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Reliever Josh Tomlin retired the last two batters in the fourth before allowing seven runs, five hits and two walks in the fifth.

Every Red Sox starter had at least one hit except Danny Valencia, who hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Pedroia and Mike Aviles, the only starter without an RBI, scored three runs apiece.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Valencia made his first start since being called up to take the roster spot of rookie 3B Will Middlebrooks, who is likely out for the season with a fractured wrist. ... The Red Sox improved to 16-27 in games Lester or Josh Beckett start. ... Lester, who had already set a season high for losses, is 82-44 in his career. ... Lester struck out a career-high 13 against Seattle on July 24, 2010. ... Lester improved to 5-1 in his last 11 starts against Cleveland, including 3-0 at Progressive Field. ... Gonzalez finished the series with eight RBIs. ... The Red Sox continue their 10-game road trip with a three-game series in Baltimore beginning Tuesday, while the Indians start a nine-game west coast swing Monday in Anaheim against the Angels.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Cleveland
Jon Lester Player Corey Kluber
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 3.1
12 Strikeouts 4
3 Hits 7
1.50 ERA 16.20
Boston   Cleveland
Mike Aviles Player Ezequiel Carrera
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 16 1 26 .390 17 8 14 5 1 0
Cleveland 5 0 6 .161 10 14 1 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Indians have a W/L % of .434 after a win and .484 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .509 after a win and .475 after a loss.
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