Red Sox Held To Four Hits In Loss To Indians
Red Sox lose fourth straight, 3-1 to Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) – Josh Tomlin outpitched Boston's Josh Beckett,
Cleveland came up with just enough timely hits and the Indians kept
the Red Sox winless so far this season with a 3-1 victory Tuesday
night over the team many predicted would win it all.
Tomlin (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings,
taming a star-studded Boston lineup that came in batting just .200.
Tony Sipp worked a perfect eighth before Indians closer Chris
Perez made things interesting in the ninth. He gave up a one-out
single to Dustin Pedroia and a two-out walk to Kevin Youkilis
before retiring David Ortiz on a liner to left for his first save.
Beckett (0-1) couldn't stop the Red Sox from falling to 0-4,
their worst start since opening 0-6 in 1996.
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