4 real? Four at bats that changed the game. Red Sox vs Indians 4-17-13

Game 14: Red Sox win 6-3
The Red Sox got to Justin Masterson early and Alfredo Aceves pitched well enough to give another win to Boston. The Red Sox also flashed some leather to keep some Cleveland runs from scoring, and Mike Carp's first start went very well, as he hit two doubles and a triple. Here are the four at bats that changed the game:

1) Top of the first inning, and the Red Sox strike early. Hot hitting Mike Napoli steps up with the bases loaded on two singles and a hit by pitch, and he connects on a two run single to put the Red Sox ahead 2-0. Daninel Nava then adds to the damage with a single of his own to score Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox go up 3-0 without recording an out.

2) Top of the forth inning, and Stephen Drew works a two out walk. What does everyone say about walks? They lead to free runs. Mike Carp pops a triple off the center field wall to score Drew and put the Red Sox up 4-0.

3) Bottom of the fifth inning, and the Indians are heating up. The bases are loaded on a double, single and walk, and Asdrubal Cabrera knock a ball to right field that looks as if it will drop and score two runs. BUT NO! The Flyin' Hawaiian, Shane Victorino, makes a tremendous catch to keep the Indians from scoring. Victorino has played right field beautifully this year for Boston, and although many complained that it cost a lot to get him, his bat and glove have been priceless early on.

4) Bottom of the sixth inning, and the Indians are mounting a comeback. Aceves is left in for too long, and as he tires, he gives up a walk, two homeruns and a double, and the Red Sox's lead is only 5-3. With no outs and a man on second, Junichi Tazawa enters the game with a cape on and saves the day for the Red Sox,inducing a ground out and fly out before striking out who else but Drew Stubbs.

Boston's bullpen has been lights out so far this year, as Tazawa strikes out the side in the seventh inning and new closer Andrew Bailey shuts down Cleveland in a one-two-three fashion, and just like that, the Red Sox have won 5 in a row. Tomorrow, they face the Indians again with Jon Lester facing Zach McAllister at 7:05pm at Progressive Field.

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