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Red Sox 6, Indians 2
Daisuke Matsuzaka ended his night by striking out Kelly Shoppach in the sixth. (Mary Schwalm/AP)
Daisuke Matsuzaka's first half of the season was one to forget, but after holding the Tribe to just two runs over six innings, the right-hander finished 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA in his four starts after missing 74 games with a right shoulder strain.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (65-95)
Lost 3
Boston 6, Cleveland 2   BOS
Boston (93-67)
Won 2
October 2, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   2 8 3
Boston
1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 X   6 8 1
Standings thru 10/2/09  |  Recap: CLE | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Red Sox stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Brantley, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .302
Carroll, 2B 4 0 2 0 1 1 1 .276
Choo, RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .299
Peralta, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .256
Hafner, DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .272
LaPorta, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .263
Valbuena, SS 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 .248
Shoppach, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .216
Crowe, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .230
Totals 35 2 8 2 4 10 16  

BATTING
2B: Brantley (4, Matsuzaka), Hafner (19, Matsuzaka).
3B: Valbuena (3, Ramirez, R).
TB: Crowe; Valbuena 5; Brantley 2; Carroll 2; Hafner 2.
RBI: Valbuena (30), Crowe (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta 2; Choo 3; Shoppach 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Valbuena (2, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Shoppach (4, throw), Peralta (19, throw), LaPorta (4, fielding).
DP: 2 (Peralta-LaPorta, Peralta-Carroll).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 .301
Pedroia, 2B 3 1 0 1 1 0 3 .295
Martinez, V, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .303
Youkilis, 3B 3 0 1 2 1 1 1 .305
Bay, LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .268
Lowell, DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .290
  2-Kottaras, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Baldelli, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
  1-Reddick, PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179
  a-Anderson, PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .231
Varitek, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .209
Gonzalez, Al, SS 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 .238
  3-Lowrie, PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .145
Totals 30 6 8 5 5 4 16  

a-Hit into a double play for Reddick in the 6th.
1-Ran for Baldelli in the 4th. 2-Ran for Lowell in the 8th. 3-Ran for Gonzalez, Al in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ellsbury (27, Sowers), Varitek (24, Sowers), Bay (29, Sowers), Youkilis (36, Veras).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Lowell; Youkilis 2; Varitek 2; Martinez, V 2; Bay 3.
RBI: Pedroia (69), Martinez, V (104), Bay (117), Youkilis 2 (94).
2-out RBI: Bay; Youkilis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell 2; Bay; Pedroia 2.
SF: Pedroia.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (69, 3rd base off Sowers/Shoppach).
CS: Ellsbury (12, 3rd base by Sowers/Shoppach).

FIELDING
E: Youkilis (6, fielding).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sowers (L, 6-11) 3.0 4 4 4 2 1 0 5.25
Todd 2.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8.02
Sipp 1.2 0 2 0 1 2 0 2.93
Veras 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.19
Wood, K 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.25
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka (W, 4-6) 6.0 5 2 2 3 7 0 5.76
Wagner, B (H, 6) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.72
Ramirez, R (H, 12) 1.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.88
Bard 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.72
Saito 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.43

Todd pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Game Scores: Sowers , Matsuzaka .
WP: Matsuzaka.
HBP: Gonzalez, Al (by Sowers), Gonzalez, Al (by Wood, K).
Pitches-strikes: Sowers 69-42, Todd 27-23, Sipp 30-18, Veras 3-3, Wood, K 24-10, Matsuzaka 104-66, Wagner, B 7-6, Ramirez, R 24-13, Bard 2-1, Saito 17-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sowers 3-3, Todd 2-2, Sipp 1-1, Veras 0-0, Wood, K 1-1, Matsuzaka 4-5, Wagner, B 0-0, Ramirez, R 1-0, Bard 1-0, Saito 0-2.
Batters faced: Sowers 15, Todd 9, Sipp 6, Veras 2, Wood, K 6, Matsuzaka 26, Wagner, B 2, Ramirez, R 6, Bard 1, Saito 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Sipp 2-0, Veras 2-2, Bard 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 58 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:25.
Att: 37,787.
Venue: Fenway Park.
October 2, 2009
October 2, 2009

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