Recap - Fister's Gem Helps Red Sox Top Cleveland

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Doug Fister was nothing short of brilliant Tuesday night.

While most of us were probably more preoccupied with the Celtics/Cavs trade, something else VERY special was happening in Cleveland.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
After serving up a lead-off home run to Francisco Lindor in the bottom of the first inning, he held the Cleveland Indians hitless as the Red Sox pounded the Indians 9-1.

Fister (pictured) threw the fifth complete game of his career and his first nine-inning complete game since September 26, 2014. He walked just one while striking out six.

The Red Sox enjoyed a very brief 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez in the top of the first inning.

After the Lindor home run tied the game, Boston took the lead for good in the top of the second on a sacrifice fly by Sandy Leon. Jackie Bradley Jr. added to the lead with a solo home run in the fifth.

Boston score three in the seventh and three more in the eighth with Eduardo Nunez driving in five of the runs with a two-RBI double and a three-run homer.

Nunez, Ramirez, Xander Bogaerts and Bradley each had two hits in the victory. JBJ injured his thumb on a slide in the top of the seventh inning and will be in Boston on Wednesday to have an MRI. He is expected to be back with the team for Wednesday's game with Cleveland but it's doubtful he'll be in the lineup.

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