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Buchholz battered
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Red Sox 12, Indians 7
Clay Buchholz allowed five hits and notched six strikeouts. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
In Clay Buchholz's dress rehearsal for the postseason, he allowed six runs over three frames, but thanks to J.D. Drew's two homers, a grand slam from Jed Lowrie and solo shots from Dustin Pedroia and Alex Gonzalez, the Red Sox closed out their regular-season slate with a victory.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (65-97)
Lost 5
Boston 12, Cleveland 7   BOS
Boston (95-67)
Won 4
October 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
1 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0   7 8 0
Boston
3 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 X   12 11 0
Standings thru 10/4/09  |  Recap: CLE | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Red Sox stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Valbuena, 2B 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .250
Crowe, CF-RF 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 .235
LaPorta, RF 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .254
  a-Brantley, PH-CF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .313
Peralta, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .254
Shoppach, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .214
Marte, An, 1B 4 0 1 2 0 1 1 .232
Toregas, C 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .176
Gimenez, LF 3 1 0 0 1 3 2 .144
Romero, N, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .143
Totals 35 7 8 7 3 12 10  

a-Singled for LaPorta in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Marte, An (6, Buchholz), Toregas (1, Bowden), Crowe (9, Bowden).
HR: Valbuena (10, 1st inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Romero, N; Peralta; Marte, An 2; Crowe 3; Valbuena 4; Toregas 2; Brantley.
RBI: Valbuena (31), LaPorta (21), Peralta 2 (83), Marte, An 2 (25), Brantley (11).
2-out RBI: Marte, An 2; Brantley.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Toregas; Gimenez.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .301
  1-Gathright, PR-CF 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 .267
Pedroia, 2B 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 .296
  Kottaras, 3B 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .237
Martinez, V, C 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .303
  Varitek, C 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .209
  Brown, D, C 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333
Youkilis, 3B 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .305
  Lowrie, 3B-2B 3 1 1 4 0 1 2 .147
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 1 2 1 2 2 .238
Bay, LF 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 .267
  Reddick, LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .169
Drew, J, RF 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 .279
  Anderson, RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .243
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .268
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .238
Totals 35 12 11 12 5 7 9  

1-Ran for Ellsbury in the 5th.

BATTING
HR: Gonzalez, Al (8, 2nd inning off Ohka, 0 on, 1 out), Drew, J 2 (24, 4th inning off Ohka, 0 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Perez, R, 0 on, 0 out), Pedroia (15, 5th inning off Ohka, 1 on, 0 out), Lowrie (2, 6th inning off Perez, C, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Ortiz, D; Lowrie 4; Gonzalez, Al 4; Drew, J 8; Pedroia 4; Kottaras 2; Youkilis; Gathright.
RBI: Ortiz, D 2 (99), Bay (119), Gonzalez, Al (41), Drew, J 2 (68), Pedroia 2 (72), Lowrie 4 (11).
2-out RBI: Lowrie 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez, Al; Ortiz, D.
SF: Bay.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (70, 2nd base off Ohka/Toregas).

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ohka (L, 1-5) 5.0 6 7 7 2 4 3 5.96
Perez, R 0.2 3 4 4 1 1 1 7.31
Perez, C 1.1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4.26
Todd 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 7.66
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz 3.0 5 6 6 2 6 1 4.21
Ramirez, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.84
Bowden (W, 1-1) 2.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 9.56
Bard 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.65
Cabrera 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8.44
Papelbon 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.85

Game Scores: Ohka , Buchholz .
WP: Ohka.
Pitches-strikes: Ohka 95-67, Perez, R 30-18, Perez, C 24-15, Todd 21-14, Buchholz 70-41, Ramirez, R 10-9, Bowden 41-24, Bard 12-8, Cabrera 8-5, Papelbon 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ohka 3-5, Perez, R 0-1, Perez, C 1-1, Todd 0-2, Buchholz 2-1, Ramirez, R 0-2, Bowden 5-1, Bard 1-0, Cabrera 0-0, Papelbon 0-3.
Batters faced: Ohka 24, Perez, R 6, Perez, C 6, Todd 5, Buchholz 16, Ramirez, R 3, Bowden 11, Bard 4, Cabrera 1, Papelbon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Perez, C 3-3, Bard 1-0, Cabrera 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 64 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:15.
Att: 37,247.
Venue: Fenway Park.
October 4, 2009
October 4, 2009

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