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Jon Lester, Red Sox Offense Dominate Indians in 14-1 Win

Carl Crawford scores one of the 14 runs for the Red Sox on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

The Red Sox defeated the Indians 14-1 on Sunday afternoon, to split the weekend series in Cleveland. Jon Lester had a terrific outing, striking out 12 batters in six innings of work, while the offense exploded for 14 runs.

The Indians scored their only run in the bottom of the first inning when Carlos Santana hit a sacrifice fly scoring Jason Donald. The one run was not nearly enough to compete with the offense the Red Sox produced. In the top of the first inning Carl Crawford and Dustin Pedroia hit back-to-back doubles. Crawford scored the first run of the day on Pedroia’s. Adrian Gonzalez then hit a two-run home run, his 13th of the season, giving the Sox the early 3-0 lead.

In the top of the second inning after Mike Aviles and Jacoby Ellsbury each singled, Carl Crawford hit his second double in as many innings and scored both Aviles and Ellsbury giving the Sox the 5-1 lead.

The Red Sox added another run in the fourth inning when Kelly Shoppach hit a single scoring Mike Aviles. The brunt of the Sox offensive attack came in the top of the fifth inning when they put up eight runs. Following a Pedroia single and a Gonzalez walk, Cody Ross singled to right field scoring Pedroia and moving Gonzalez to third.

Jarrod Satltalamacchia then singled home Gonzalez, and moved Ross up to second. Mike Aviles walked to load the bases and then Danny Valencia hit a sacrifice fly which scored Ross. Jacoby Ellsbury then hit a double, scoring Salty and Aviles. Crawford followed Ellsbury’s double with his third double of the game, scoring Ellsbury.

Adrian Gonzalez then hit the third double of the inning scoring both Crawford and Pedroia, and giving the Sox the lead of 14-1, which ended up being the final score of the game.

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Graduate of Bridgewater State University with a BA in Communication studies. I've been a Boston sports fan all my life and enjoy having the opportunity to write about it.

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