Tim Wakefield delivered again for the Red Sox last night, giving up only one hit in 7 innings against the Cleveland Indians. He is playing his best baseball to date and flirting with the no-hitter milestone in his last three outings. Red Sox manager Terry Francona assures that Wakefield is capable to shut out the opposing team any time he steps out on the mound. “I’ve seen him in some unbelievable runs,” said Francona. “He’s been a good pitcher for a long time.”
Though Wakefield’s start was nothing short of phenomenal, he was not alone in contributing to the 11th straight Red Sox win. The key play came in the top of the 9th, when Jason Bay belted a three run homer to produce the first runs in the game. It took Boston to score their runs so late in the game due to the pitching on the other end. Cliff Lee started on the hill for the Indians and allowed just five hits in eight innings.
The Red Sox have two more games at Cleveland today and tomorrow at 7:05 pm before they head to Tampa Bay to face off against the defending AL champion Rays. Boston Red Sox tickets are now available!