Jason Varitek Lifts Sox Over Indians

Beckett leads Red Sox over Indians, 4-2

      CLEVELAND (AP) – Josh Beckett picked up first regular-season win
in Cleveland – where he pitched an October gem four years ago – to
lead the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 win Tuesday night over the
Indians, who couldn't quite muster another late-inning rally and
lost for just the fifth time at home.
      Beckett (4-1) allowed one run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings for
his only non-postseason win at Progressive Field. He won here in
the 2007 ALCS, pitching eight dominant innings in Game 5 as the Red
Sox kept their season alive and eventually won the series.
      Jason Varitek hit a two-run homer in the seventh off Fausto
Carmona (3-5), and Jonathan Papelbon got his ninth save for the Red
Sox, who are a league-best 15-7 in May.
      
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