Boston 6, Cleveland 3

Date - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 46°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz,
Attendance - 10282

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6 15 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 7 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 10-4 4-2 6-2 W5
Cleveland 5-8 2-5 3-3 L3

Recap


Red Sox 6, Indians 3: Mike Napoli and Daniel Nava each drove in two runs as visiting Boston won its fifth in a row.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino and Mike Carp each collected three hits for the Red Sox, who scored three times in the first in support of Alfredo Aceves (1-0). Aceves cruised through five innings before allowing three runs in the sixth.

Napoli singled home two runs in the first off Cleveland starter Justin Masterson (3-1) and Nava drove home Dustin Pedroia with the inning’s third run. Carp tripled home a run in the fifth and Nava’s sixth-inning single scored Victorino to make it 5-0.

Cleveland sliced into the lead in the sixth on back-to-back homers by Nick Swisher (a two-run blast) and Jason Giambi, cutting the deficit to 5-3.

Aceves allowed seven hits and three runs in five-plus innings. Andrew Bailey pitched the ninth in place of injured closer Joel Hanrahan, earning his first save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Red Sox wrap up the three-game series Thursday before returning to Fenway Park to face Kansas City, in Boston’s first home game since Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. … Masterson gave up four runs on 11 hits in five innings. … Boston’s Junichi Tazawa struck out four in two perfect innings of relief, and Koji Uehara fanned two in a scoreless eighth inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Cleveland
Alfredo Aceves Player Justin Masterson
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 11
5.40 ERA 7.20
Hitting
Boston   Cleveland
Mike Carp Player Nick Swisher
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
7 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 15 0 20 .375 27 10 5 1 0 0
Cleveland 7 2 15 .212 11 10 3 3 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Boston. The Indians have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .750 after a loss.