Boston Beats Cleveland, 6-3
CLEVELAND– The Indians had their ace on the hill on Wednesday night against the Boston Red Sox.
However, Justin Masterson got in trouble right from the start and the Red Sox capitalized. The Beantown bunch posted a 6-3 victory for their second straight win since the bombings in Boston on Marathon Monday.
In the first inning, Masterson gave up a two run single by Mike Napoli to center field. Ellsbury and Victorino scored and the Red Sox were off and running. A short while later, Daniel Nava staked the Red Sox to a 3-0 lead with an RBI single to left field.
In the fifth inning, Masterson was touched for another run. Boston’s Mike Carp tripled to deep center field and that gave Boston a 4-0 lead.
Masterson, who came into the game with a 3-0 record only managed to go 5 innings. He allowed 11 hits and 4 runs. His era ballooned to 1.67 from the microscopic level it was at. Alfredo Aceves got the win for Boston.
Boston added a run in the 6th inning against Corey Kluber, who had just been called up from Columbus. Boston improved to 10-4 while the Indians record dropped down to 5-8.
Nick Swisher brought the Indians within 3 runs, with a solo homer in the bottom of the 6th inning.
Jason Giambi followed with long homer to make it 5-3. At age 42, Giambi becomes the 3rd oldest Indian to hit a homer.