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Tribe's bats quiet
Red Sox 1, Indians 0
C.C. Sabathia allowed just one run and struck out seven Red Sox on Tuesday. (Mark Duncan/AP)
 Tribe's postgame comments
 Wedge's postgame comments
 Garko's double
The Indians couldn't solve Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka on an evening which ace C.C. Sabathia gave a brilliant effort over seven innings. Sabathia's mere mistake came in the fourth, when Kevin Youkilis scored the lone run. Ryan Garko extended his hitting streak to 17 games.
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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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