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Sox cruise to fifth straight win
Indians come up short
Travis Hafner came through with an RBI triple, and Victor Martinez had an RBI groundout, but that was all the Indians offense could provide. Left-hander Jeremy Sowers yielded four runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out one and walking one.
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 Wedge on loss to Boston
 Sowers on his start
Red Sox 4, Indians 2
Hideki Okajima smiles as teammate Manny Ramirez (left) rushes to hug him. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Series at a glance:
Beckett sharp in return
Josh Beckett, who was making his first start since May 13, showed no signs of rust. The right-hander limited the Indians to two runs on three hits in seven innings. Kevin Youkilis extended his hitting streak to 21 games with an RBI double and a solo homer.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 29, 2007
CLE
Cleveland (31-19)
Lost 2
Boston 4, Cleveland 2   BOS
Boston (36-15)
Won 5
May 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 4 0
Boston
1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 X   4 7 0
Standings thru 5/29/07  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4000032.266
Peralta, SS3120100.290
Hafner, DH3111102.260
Martinez, C4001021.308
Nixon, RF4000021.275
Garko, 1B2000000.329
Dellucci, LF3000001.233
Barfield, 2B3000011.233
Rouse, 3B2000010.135
  a-Blake, PH-3B1010000.271
Totals29242298 

a-Singled for Rouse in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Hafner (2, Beckett).
TB: Peralta 2; Hafner 3; Blake.
RBI: Hafner (34), Martinez (41).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sizemore; Nixon.
GIDP: Hafner.
Team LOB: 3.

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4110014.230
Crisp, CF4000012.234
Youkilis, 1B4122000.358
Ramirez, DH3010100.268
Drew, RF4000003.232
Lowell, 3B4110012.326
Varitek, C3111100.270
Pena, LF3000120.237
Pedroia, 2B2011100.302
Totals314744511 

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (17, Sowers), Lowell (14, Sowers), Ramirez (9, Perez, R).
HR: Varitek (5, 5th inning off Sowers, 0 on, 0 out), Youkilis (8, 6th inning off Sowers, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lugo; Youkilis 6; Ramirez 2; Lowell 2; Varitek 4; Pedroia.
RBI: Youkilis 2 (30), Varitek (25), Pedroia (11).
2-out RBI: Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Lugo 2; Drew.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Crisp (Peralta at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis, Crisp-Youkilis).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sowers (L, 1-5)5.26441126.29
Cabrera 0.10003105.49
Perez, R 2.01000300.00
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 8-0)7.03221702.65
Donnelly (H, 7)0.21000003.71
Lopez (H, 7)0.10000003.38
Okajima (S, 4)1.00001201.05

IBB: Ramirez (by Sowers).
HBP: Garko (by Donnelly).
Pitches-strikes: Sowers 94-61, Cabrera 22-7, Perez, R 32-22, Beckett 91-58, Donnelly 11-6, Lopez 2-1, Okajima 23-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sowers 11-5, Cabrera 0-0, Perez, R 2-1, Beckett 6-8, Donnelly 0-2, Lopez 1-0, Okajima 1-0.
Batters faced: Sowers 24, Cabrera 4, Perez, R 7, Beckett 23, Donnelly 4, Lopez 1, Okajima 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Cabrera 1-1, Lopez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 37,076.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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