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Beckett sharp in return
Red Sox 4, Indians 2
Josh Beckett is 8-0 with a 2.65 ERA after Tuesday night's win. (Elise Amendola/AP)
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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Series at a glance:
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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