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Ace shakes off rust
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Red Sox 11, Indians 6
With five strikeouts, Josh Beckett finished the season with 199 Ks. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Josh Beckett showed some rust in the first two frames, but Boston's ace settled down to get win No. 17, and Victor Martinez highlighted Boston's seven-run second inning by belting his first career grand slam.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (65-96)
Lost 4
Boston 11, Cleveland 6   BOS
Boston (94-67)
Won 3
October 3, 2009
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Cleveland
2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   6 10 0
Boston
1 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 X   11 11 0
Standings thru 10/3/09  |  Recap: CLE | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Red Sox stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Brantley, CF 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 .306
Cabrera, A, SS 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 .308
Choo, RF 4 1 2 3 1 0 1 .300
Hafner, DH 4 0 1 2 0 1 3 .272
Peralta, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .254
LaPorta, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .257
Valbuena, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .251
Marson, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .246
Marte, An, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .232
Totals 36 6 10 6 3 6 14  

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, A (42, Beckett), Marson (7, Beckett).
HR: Choo (20, 7th inning off Byrd, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Marson 2; Valbuena 2; Choo 5; Cabrera, A 3; Brantley 2; Hafner.
RBI: Choo 3 (86), Hafner 2 (49), Brantley (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valbuena 2; Peralta.
GIDP: Marson.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera, A-Valbuena-Marte, An).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pedroia, 2B 2 2 1 1 3 0 0 .295
Bay, LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 .268
  Reddick, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175
Martinez, V, C 3 1 1 4 0 1 1 .303
  Brown, D, C 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333
Youkilis, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 .305
Ortiz, D, DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .238
Lowrie, SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .138
Kotchman, 1B 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .270
Anderson, RF 3 2 3 3 1 0 0 .243
Gathright, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250
Totals 34 11 11 10 6 6 12  

BATTING
2B: Ortiz, D (35, Laffey).
HR: Pedroia (14, 1st inning off Laffey, 0 on, 0 out), Martinez, V (23, 2nd inning off Laffey, 3 on, 1 out), Anderson (4, 3rd inning off Lewis, 1 on, 0 out), Brown, D (1, 8th inning off Gosling, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kotchman 2; Ortiz, D 2; Anderson 6; Pedroia 4; Youkilis; Martinez, V 4; Brown, D 4; Bay.
RBI: Pedroia (70), Anderson 3 (18), Bay (118), Martinez, V 4 (108), Brown, D (1).
2-out RBI: Brown, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kotchman.
GIDP: Gathright.
Team RISP: 4-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Lowrie-Pedroia-Kotchman).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Laffey (L, 7-9) 2.0 7 8 8 2 4 2 4.44
Lewis 2.0 2 2 2 2 1 1 4.61
Gosling 4.0 2 1 1 2 1 1 5.04
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett (W, 17-6) 5.0 7 4 4 3 5 0 3.86
Byrd (H, 1) 3.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 5.82
Richardson, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Game Scores: Laffey 12, Beckett 39.
Balk: Laffey.
IBB: Pedroia (by Laffey).
Pitches-strikes: Laffey 65-37, Lewis 36-18, Gosling 66-36, Beckett 98-63, Byrd 40-30, Richardson, D 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Laffey 0-2, Lewis 3-0, Gosling 6-3, Beckett 9-1, Byrd 3-1, Richardson, D 0-2.
Batters faced: Laffey 15, Lewis 10, Gosling 15, Beckett 25, Byrd 11, Richardson, D 3.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 61 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 37,562.
Venue: Fenway Park.
October 3, 2009
October 3, 2009

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