Masterson, Indians end Red Sox’ streak
Published 2:33 am Tuesday, June 3, 2014
CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Masterson found the strike zone after a rocky start and pitched seven scoreless innings as the Cleveland Indians ended Boston’s seven-game winning streak, beating the Red Sox 3-2 Monday night.
Masterson (3-4) walked four in the first three innings, but settled in and won for the first time in five starts. He allowed just three singles, struck out a season-high 10 and retired 12 of his last 13 batters.
Lonnie Chisenhall hit a two-run single in the first off John Lackey (6-4) as the Indians won their fourth straight.
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Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run homer in the Boston eighth off Bryan Shaw to make it 3-2. Indians left-hander Marc Rzepczynski retired David Ortiz for the final out in the eighth, and Cody Allen worked the ninth for his fourth save.
Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew went 0 for 2 with a walk in his season debut. He re-signed with Boston as a free agent last month.
Boston outfielder Grady Sizemore was hitless in four at-bats — he popped up for the final out — in his return to Cleveland. Sizemore was a three-time All-Star in nearly eight seasons for the Indians.
Cleveland improved to an AL-best 19-11 at home.