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Red Sox 11, Indians 2
The Red Sox celebrate their American League championship in Boston. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
The Red Sox are the AL's best as they rode the home crowd and Dustin Pedroia's five RBIs to surge past the Indians. Daisuke Matsuzaka's solid start and a six-out save by closer Jonathan Papelbon bookended Boston's return to the Fall Classic.
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Red Sox win series, 4-3
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 CLE 3 @ BOS 10 Fri Oct. 12    
Gm 2 CLE 13 @ BOS 6 Sat Oct. 13    
Gm 3 BOS 2 @ CLE 4 Mon Oct. 15    
Gm 4 BOS 3 @ CLE 7 Tue Oct. 16    
Gm 5 BOS 7 @ CLE 1 Thu Oct. 18    
Gm 6 CLE 2 @ BOS 12 Sat Oct. 20    
Gm 7 CLE 2 @ BOS 11 Sun Oct. 21    
CLE
Cleveland
BOS
Boston
October 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   2 10 1
Boston
1 1 1 0 0 0 2 6 X   11 15 1
Recap: CLE | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Red Sox stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3011011.233
Cabrera, 2B4010011.242
Hafner, DH4110022.161
Martinez, C4000003.258
Garko, 1B4011002.286
Peralta, SS4010001.258
Lofton, LF4010001.226
Gutierrez, RF4120001.261
Blake, 3B4020003.367
Totals3521020415 

BATTING
2B: Hafner (2, Matsuzaka), Garko (3, Matsuzaka).
TB: Sizemore; Cabrera; Hafner 2; Garko 2; Peralta; Lofton; Gutierrez 2; Blake 2.
RBI: Garko (3), Sizemore (3).
2-out RBI: Garko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sizemore; Peralta; Garko.
SF: Sizemore.
GIDP: Blake.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Blake (2, fielding).
DP: 3 (Peralta-Cabrera-Garko 2, Cabrera-Garko).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B5335002.382
Youkilis, 1B5232010.515
Ortiz, DH5000023.241
Ramirez, LF3011110.400
  Crisp, CF0000000.143
Lowell, 3B3121010.367
Drew, RF4111004.345
Varitek, C4230010.333
Ellsbury, CF-LF3210101.273
Lugo, SS3010014.214
Totals351115102714 

BATTING
2B: Varitek 2 (5, Westbrook, Betancourt), Youkilis (2, Westbrook), Lowell (3, Betancourt), Pedroia (4, Betancourt).
HR: Pedroia (2, 7th inning off Betancourt, 1 on, 1 out), Youkilis (4, 8th inning off Lewis, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Pedroia 7; Youkilis 7; Ramirez; Lowell 3; Drew; Varitek 5; Ellsbury; Lugo.
RBI: Ramirez (11), Lowell (9), Pedroia 5 (10), Drew (7), Youkilis 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Pedroia 3; Youkilis 2.
S: Lugo.
SF: Lowell.
GIDP: Drew; Lugo; Pedroia.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Lugo (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Ramirez (Lofton at 2nd base).
DP: (Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Westbrook (L, 1-2)6.09331503.86
Betancourt 1.257611111.17
Lewis 0.11110117.50
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (W, 2-1)5.06220304.91
Okajima (H, 2)2.03000000.00
Papelbon (S, 2)2.01000100.00

Okajima pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Matsuzaka.
IBB: Ramirez (by Westbrook), Ellsbury (by Betancourt).
Pitches-strikes: Westbrook 94-56, Betancourt 41-29, Lewis 9-6, Matsuzaka 88-62, Okajima 25-18, Papelbon 16-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Westbrook 10-3, Betancourt 2-2, Lewis 0-0, Matsuzaka 5-6, Okajima 3-3, Papelbon 1-4.
Batters faced: Westbrook 25, Betancourt 12, Lewis 2, Matsuzaka 20, Okajima 9, Papelbon 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Lewis 1-1, Papelbon 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Paul Emmel. LF: Gary Cederstrom. RF: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 66 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 3:33.
Att: 37,165.

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