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Tribe runs Cleveland clinic
Sox stuck in reverse
Like in his last playoff start, Daisuke Matsuzka couldn't make it out of the fifth inning as the Red Sox fell behind against the Indians. Jason Varitek ripped his first homer of the postseason, but the two-run shot in the seventh wasn't enough to rally Boston.
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 Boston falls in Game 3
 Varitek's two-run blast
Indians 4, Red Sox 2
Closer Joe Borowski and Victor Martinez celebrate Monday's final out in Cleveland. (Elsa/Getty Images)
Red Sox win series, 4-3
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 CLE 3 @ BOS 10 Fri Oct. 12    
Gm 2 CLE 13 @ BOS 6 Sat Oct. 13    
Gm 3 BOS 2 @ CLE 4 Mon Oct. 15    
Gm 4 BOS 3 @ CLE 7 Tue Oct. 16    
Gm 5 BOS 7 @ CLE 1 Thu Oct. 18    
Gm 6 CLE 2 @ BOS 12 Sat Oct. 20    
Gm 7 CLE 2 @ BOS 11 Sun Oct. 21    
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The Jake is all Jake's
Jake Westbrook had his sinker working to perfection, shutting down the Red Sox and putting the Tribe two wins away from capturing the American League pennant. Kenny Lofton went deep in the second inning to stick Boston in an early hole at Jacobs Field.
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BOS
Boston
CLE
Cleveland
October 15, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 7 0
Cleveland
0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 X   4 6 1
Recap: BOS | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Indians stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B4000021.167
Youkilis, 1B3010110.364
Ortiz, DH3010101.444
Ramirez, LF3010102.444
Lowell, 3B4010001.333
Drew, RF4110001.273
Varitek, C4112003.143
Crisp, CF3000013.250
Lugo, SS3010000.182
Totals312723412 

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (2, Westbrook).
HR: Varitek (1, 7th inning off Westbrook, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Youkilis; Ortiz 2; Ramirez; Lowell; Drew; Varitek 4; Lugo.
RBI: Varitek 2 (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew.
GIDP: Ortiz; Crisp; Ramirez.
Team LOB: 5.

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3100100.231
Cabrera, 2B4021010.333
Hafner, DH3001111.273
Martinez, C3010112.364
Garko, 1B4110023.333
Peralta, SS4000032.308
Lofton, LF3112010.308
Nixon, RF3000010.250
  Gutierrez, RF0000000.100
Blake, 3B3110000.250
Totals304643108 

BATTING
HR: Lofton (1, 2nd inning off Matsuzaka, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cabrera 2; Martinez; Garko; Lofton 4; Blake.
RBI: Lofton 2 (2), Cabrera (3), Hafner (2).
2-out RBI: Lofton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez; Garko.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Garko (1, fielding).
DP: 3 (Cabrera-Blake-Garko, Peralta-Cabrera-Garko, Peralta-Garko).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (L, 0-1)4.26442617.71
Timlin 1.10000200.00
Okajima 1.10001000.00
Delcarmen 0.20000206.75
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Westbrook (W, 1-0)6.27223212.70
Lewis (H, 1)0.10000105.40
Betancourt (H, 1)1.00000100.00
Borowski (S, 1)1.00000000.00

WP: Matsuzaka.
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 101-59, Timlin 20-11, Okajima 19-12, Delcarmen 7-6, Westbrook 104-66, Lewis 8-6, Betancourt 13-11, Borowski 17-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Matsuzaka 6-2, Timlin 2-0, Okajima 2-2, Delcarmen 0-0, Westbrook 14-3, Lewis 0-0, Betancourt 0-2, Borowski 0-3.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 22, Timlin 4, Okajima 5, Delcarmen 2, Westbrook 27, Lewis 1, Betancourt 3, Borowski 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Timlin 2-0, Delcarmen 1-0, Lewis 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Dana DeMuth. LF: Randy Marsh. RF: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 69 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 3:28.
Att: 44,402.

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