Sox Lester Outpitched By Former Teammate Justin Masterson

By JIMMY GOLEN

AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) – Andy Marte hit a three-run homer in a five-run

seventh inning, and Justin Masterson pitched five solid innings

against his former team on Wednesday night to lead the Cleveland

Indians to a 9-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

Jayson Nix homered off the Fisk Pole for Cleveland, which has

won four out of five games to improve to 12-8 since the All-Star

break and move out of last place and into a tie for fourth. The

Indians took advantage of three Boston errors to score seven

unearned runs, including all five in the seventh when they turned a

4-1 game into a 9-1 blowout.

David Ortiz homered for Boston, extending his hitting streak to

13 straight games – his longest in three years.

Jon Lester (11-7) took the loss.

 

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