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By Fox 8 Staff Writers

BOSTON — The Indians struck first in Boston Saturday when Nick Swisher doubled to left in the first inning, scoring Asdrubal Cabrera.

After the Red Sox tied things up in the second inning, Cabrera launched a double of his own, scoring Drew Stubbs for a 2-1 lead.

The teams traded runs and Boston tied the game at 3 heading into the 7th inning, where Jon Lester unleashed a wild pitch, scoring Mike Aviles with the go-ahead run.

That’s when Terry Francona turned to Vinnie Pestano, who just didn’t have it.

Pestano gave up four hits and four runs in the bottom of the 8th, turning a 4-3 lead into a 7-4 loss.

The four game series wraps up tomorrow beginning at 1:30 p.m.