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Beckett brilliant in defeat
Indians 1, Red Sox 0
Coco Crisp is out at the plate trying to score on a David Ortiz single. (Mark Duncan/AP)
One night after Daisuke Matsuzaka got the better of a duel with C.C. Sabathia, Josh Beckett was barely bested by Cleveland's Fausto Carmona. Beckett allowed just one run, on Franklin Gutierrez's solo homer in the third, but Boston's win streak came to an end after the bats were silenced in David Ortiz's return to the lineup.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (61-40)
Lost 1
Cleveland 1, Boston 0   CLE
Cleveland (59-42)
Won 1
July 25, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Cleveland
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X   1 4 0
Standings thru 7/25/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Indians Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF4010010.281
Pedroia, 2B3000011.318
Ortiz, DH4010021.320
Ramirez, LF2000111.298
Youkilis, 3B3000011.312
Drew, RF3000000.247
Varitek, C2010100.265
Hinske, 1B3000012.205
Cora, SS3010010.268
  1-Lugo, PR-SS0000000.226
Totals27040286 


1-Ran for Cora in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Crisp; Ortiz; Varitek; Cora.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez.
GIDP: Youkilis.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Varitek (1, 2nd base by Carmona/Martinez), Lugo (3, 2nd base by Carmona/Martinez).

FIELDING
E: Youkilis (3, fielding).
DP: 2 (Varitek-Pedroia, Pedroia-Cora-Hinske).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3010010.275
Blake, 3B3000021.270
Martinez, C3000010.318
Hafner, DH3000000.255
Garko, 1B3000001.318
Peralta, SS3010000.279
Nixon, RF3010011.243
  1-Michaels, PR-LF0000000.277
Gutierrez, LF-RF3111011.303
Barfield, 2B3000011.252
Totals27141075 


1-Ran for Nixon in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Gutierrez (6, 3rd inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sizemore; Peralta; Nixon; Gutierrez 4.
RBI: Gutierrez (15).
GIDP: Garko.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Sizemore (5, 2nd base by Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
PB: Martinez (3).
DP: (Peralta-Barfield-Garko).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (L, 13-4)8.04110713.27
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carmona (W, 13-4)8.04002603.31
Borowski (S, 29)1.00000204.99

HBP: Pedroia (by Carmona).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 114-80, Carmona 113-71, Borowski 20-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 9-7, Carmona 11-4, Borowski 0-1.
Batters faced: Beckett 27, Carmona 27, Borowski 3.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 29,614.

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