The Red Sox jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but fell behind in the 4th as the Indians put a few hits together. By the end of the 5th was 1-4, Tribe. Both of the Indians' 2-run innings began with a lead-off walk by Lester.
Fast forward to the 9th inning.
With the Red Sox trailing 3-4, Julio Lugo doubles off Joe-Bo to lead off the inning.
Cleveland, do you hear the footsteps?
Consecutive sacrifices from Crisp and the Destroya brought him home to tie the game. With two outs in the 9th, Big Papi hit an opposite-field single to left, against the shift. Ellsbury came in to pinch run, causing a nice distraction at 1B. Then, as only Manny can, the bad man mashed a homer to put the Red Sox up 6-4.
Papelbon slammed the door to finish the Indians off.
Player of the Game:
Great job, Joe Borowski, for winning the game for the Red Sox!
The runner up for yesterday's game is:
Manny Ramirez. That man has one of the sweetest swings in baseball. No one else can smoothly transition his swing follow-through to HR pimp as well as Manny.
"Being", Youk, and Pedroia all had 2 ribbies for the Good Guys.
For Cleveland's part, the top half of their line-up was productive against Lester.