Lee sharp as Indians break slide

The Indians jumped on the Red Sox early with a three-run Jhonny Peralta homer off knuckleballer Tim Wakefield in the first. That’s all Cliff Lee needed. He got his second win of the season, giving up the one run in six innings as the Tribe went on the win 7-1. Aaron Boone drove home Victor Marinez twice in the ballgame with a double in the sixth and a single in the eighth. The Indians were also helped out as they scored two of their runs on passed balls.

“It’s a big win,” Lee said. “They’ve got a good lineup. To hold them to one run in six innings is pretty good.”

Yes, Cliff, that was a big win. He pitched a heck of a ballgame against a pretty tough lineup and he really was the story of the game.

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