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Red Sox 6, Indians 1
Kevin Youkilis (right) is congratulated by Jason Bay after his 28th homer. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Jon Lester flirted with his second no-hitter of the season, handcuffing the Indians' offense until the top of the sixth. He received plenty of support from his lineup, with Kevin Youkilis belting home run No. 28 and Jacoby Ellsbury increasing his hitting streak to 16 games.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (79-80)
Lost 3
Boston 6, Cleveland 1   BOS
Boston (94-65)
Won 3
September 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 2 1
Boston
3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 X   6 8 0
Standings thru 9/25/08  |  Recap: CLE | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Red Sox stats
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .271
Carroll, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .274
Francisco, B, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267
Peralta, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .274
Shoppach, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .263
Hafner, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .201
Garko, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .266
Gutierrez, F, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .245
Barfield, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .179
Totals 29 1 2 1 1 7 6  

BATTING
2B: Barfield (1, Lester).
TB: Carroll; Barfield 2.
RBI: Carroll (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garko; Peralta.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Carroll (7, throw).
DP: 2 (Sowers-Peralta-Garko, Barfield-Peralta-Garko).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 .275
Lowrie, 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .259
Pedroia, 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .325
Youkilis, 1B 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 .314
Bay, LF 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .288
Varitek, C 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .220
Kotsay, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .275
  Van Every, J, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Bailey, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .267
  a-Carter, C, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Cora, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
  1-Velazquez, G, PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 6 8 6 3 2 9  

a-Grounded out for Bailey in the 8th.
1-Ran for Cora in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Kotsay (24, Sowers), Ellsbury (21, Sowers), Lowrie (24, Sowers).
HR: Youkilis (28, 7th inning off Mastny, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury 3; Lowrie 3; Pedroia; Youkilis 5; Kotsay 2.
RBI: Pedroia (83), Varitek (43), Kotsay (49), Lowrie (45), Youkilis 2 (113).
2-out RBI: Kotsay; Youkilis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bailey 2.
SF: Pedroia; Varitek.
GIDP: Varitek, Ellsbury.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sowers (L, 4-9) 6.0 7 5 5 3 1 0 5.58
Mastny 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 10.80
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 16-6) 6.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 3.21
Masterson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.13
Okajima 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.66
Papelbon 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.98

Game Scores: Sowers , Lester .
WP: Lester.
Balk: Lester.
HBP: Sizemore, G (by Lester), Cora (by Sowers).
Pitches-strikes: Sowers 95-56, Mastny 17-12, Lester 86-55, Masterson 12-9, Okajima 12-7, Papelbon 12-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sowers 7-8, Mastny 2-1, Lester 9-4, Masterson 2-0, Okajima 0-1, Papelbon 1-1.
Batters faced: Sowers 28, Mastny 7, Lester 22, Masterson 3, Okajima 3, Papelbon 3.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 59 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:32.
Att: 37,726.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 25, 2008
September 25, 2008

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