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Series Heads Back To Fenway Bo-Sox Beat Tribe 7-1

Well the Cleveland Indians will have to celebrate in Fenway Park, as Boston Red Sox starter Josh Beckett said not on my watch, as Boston defeated Cleveland Thursday night by a 7-1 margin. Although rumors circulated all day long in Cleveland that Beckett was injured and would be on a very short leash, those rumors vanished very quickly once the game started. Beckett was as dominating as he was against the Angels even though he gave up a run in the first ending his hopes for another post season shutout. But the Red Sox Ace now has Boston's only two victories as he was throwing pitches at 96 MPH in the eighth. Beckett struck out 11 allowing only the one run in the first and gave up just five hits and one walk. Jonathan Paplebon came on to work the ninth in a non save situation. He gave out a one out double to Cleveland first baseman Rayn Garko, but got Jhonny Peralta to groundout, and then Kenny Lofton walked to put runners at first and third with two out. Indians right fielder Franklin Guttierez flew ot center to end the game.

Cleveland Indians Ace C.C. Sabathia battled through six frames and kept his team in the game. But the man who had been such a pleasant surprise, for the Cleveland bullpen Rafael Perez had a tough night allowing 3 runs only one earned by Boston in the eighth, and basically ending Cleveland's hopes of celebrating in front of the home crowd. Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis had the game's solo home run in the first.

Boston goes home for the remaining two games, but they still trail Cleveland 3-2 in the A.L.C.S. After an off day on Friday, the two teams will matchup Saturday for game six as Curt Schilling toes the rubber for Boston while Fausto Carmona will take the hill for Cleveland.

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