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Game 161: Beckett struggles, but offense gets win over Indians

Save some of those runs for the postseason, ey?

Behind a lackluster performance from Josh Beckett, the Red Sox's offense lit up and powered past the Indians, 11-6, on Saturday night.

Beckett gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings of work, but he still came away with his 17th win of the season. Beckett struck out five. Fortunately, the runs came early as he gave up two in both the first and second. He held the Indians scoreless in his last three innings of work.

Victor Martinez and Brian Anderson (yeah, Brian Anderson) led the Sox's offense. V-Mart had his first career grand slam in a 7-run second inning, while Anderson 3 for 4 with three RBIs and a home run. Dustin Pedroia also had a huge home run in the first inning.

Paul Byrd gave up two runs in three innings of relief work. Dustin Richardson was the last reliever and he pitched a hitless, walkless, scoreless 9th inning.

Another win for the Sox over the Indians, moving them one away from sweeping the last series of the season. Clay Buchholz will be on the mound in the 1:35 p.m. game, but something tells me there are two, much bigger games people will be watching tomorrow.