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Red Sox 3, Indians 0
Jon Lester tips his cap to the crowd after exiting in the seventh inning. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Red Sox Nation held its collective breath when Jon Lester took a line drive off his right knee in his last start, but the young lefty calmed everyone's fears by tossing 6 1/3 shutout innings to lift the Red Sox to victory over the Tribe on Thursday.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (65-94)
Lost 2
Boston 3, Cleveland 0   BOS
Boston (92-67)
Won 1
October 1, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
Boston
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X   3 12 0
Standings thru 10/1/09  |  Recap: CLE | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Red Sox stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Brantley, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .307
Carroll, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .273
Peralta, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .257
LaPorta, LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .269
Shoppach, DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .219
  a-Choo, PH-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301
Marte, An, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .238
Valbuena, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242
Marson, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .246
Crowe, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .230
Totals 28 0 3 0 1 10 7  

a-Hit by pitch for Shoppach in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Marson (6, Lester), LaPorta (13, Bard).
TB: Marson 2; Brantley; LaPorta 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brantley.
GIDP: Peralta, Marte, An.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: LaPorta (Bay at 2nd base).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 1 3 0 0 2 3 .301
Pedroia, 2B 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 .296
Martinez, V, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 .302
Youkilis, 1B-3B 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .305
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .238
Bay, LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .266
Lowell, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .290
  Kotchman, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Gathright, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .292
  a-Baldelli, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
  Anderson, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 .239
Totals 33 3 12 3 4 4 19  

a-Grounded out for Gathright in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Martinez, V (33, Carrasco).
TB: Ellsbury 3; Ortiz, D; Lowell; Gonzalez, Al 2; Youkilis; Martinez, V 3; Bay 2.
RBI: Youkilis (92), Ortiz, D (97), Bay (116).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellsbury; Lowell; Youkilis 2; Gonzalez, Al.
SF: Youkilis.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (68, 2nd base off Carrasco/Marson).
CS: Ellsbury (11, 2nd base by Perez, R/Marson).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis, Gonzalez, Al-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carrasco (L, 0-4) 3.1 9 3 3 1 1 0 8.87
Lewis 1.2 1 0 0 2 2 0 4.48
Perez, R 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.65
Veras 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.22
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 15-8) 6.1 2 0 0 1 7 0 3.41
Bard (H, 13) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.75
Wagner, B (H, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.80
Papelbon (S, 38) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.88

Game Scores: Carrasco , Lester .
HBP: Choo (by Bard).
Pitches-strikes: Carrasco 63-36, Lewis 32-17, Perez, R 26-18, Veras 18-10, Lester 84-52, Bard 7-5, Wagner, B 8-8, Papelbon 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carrasco 4-3, Lewis 1-1, Perez, R 3-2, Veras 1-1, Lester 4-6, Bard 1-0, Wagner, B 1-1, Papelbon 1-0.
Batters faced: Carrasco 19, Lewis 8, Perez, R 7, Veras 4, Lester 21, Bard 3, Wagner, B 3, Papelbon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lewis 2-0, Bard 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 51 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:45.
Att: 37,459.
Venue: Fenway Park.
October 1, 2009
October 1, 2009

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