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Dice-K wins No. 12
Red Sox 1, Indians 0
Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up four hits in seven shutout innings in Cleveland. (Mark Duncan/AP)
 Lowell's RBI single
Daisuke Matsuzaka escaped a
bases-loaded jam in the first, and from there as he shut down the Tribe for seven innings. The Red Sox scored the only run on Mike Lowell's single, which plated Kevin Youkilis.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (61-39)
Won 5
Boston 1, Cleveland 0   CLE
Cleveland (58-42)
Lost 2
July 24, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Standings thru 7/24/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Indians Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4010000.226
Pedroia, 2B4000001.321
Youkilis, 1B4120001.314
Ramirez, DH4020011.300
Crisp, CF4000023.281
Lowell, 3B4011000.304
Varitek, C3000012.264
Drew, RF3000030.249
Pena, LF3000010.197
Totals33161088 

BATTING
2B: Lugo (18, Betancourt).
TB: Lugo 2; Youkilis 2; Ramirez 2; Lowell.
RBI: Lowell (71).
2-out RBI: Lowell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Youkilis.
Team LOB: 5.

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4020011.275
Blake, 3B4000003.272
Martinez, C2000211.321
Hafner, DH4000004.257
Garko, 1B3010000.321
Peralta, SS4000014.278
Nixon, RF3000110.242
Francisco, LF4010022.273
Barfield, 2B3000013.254
Totals310403718 

BATTING
2B: Garko (18, Matsuzaka).
TB: Sizemore 2; Garko 2; Francisco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta 2; Hafner; Barfield; Blake.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore 2 (27, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek), Barfield (12, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (W, 12-7)7.04003503.79
Okajima (H, 17)1.00000000.91
Papelbon (S, 23)1.00000201.72
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (L, 13-5)7.05110703.70
Betancourt 2.01000101.15

HBP: Garko (by Matsuzaka).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 98-60, Okajima 14-10, Papelbon 12-10, Sabathia 106-68, Betancourt 23-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Matsuzaka 7-9, Okajima 1-2, Papelbon 0-1, Sabathia 9-5, Betancourt 3-2.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 29, Okajima 3, Papelbon 3, Sabathia 26, Betancourt 7.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 39,339.

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