Tribe ends three-game losing slide

The Indians, behind a great outing by C.C Sabathia, beat former Tribe pitcher Jason Johnson and the Red Sox 6-3 to even the series. Sabathia went eight innings, struck out eight, and allowed only one run to win his eighth game of the season. The Indians jumped on Johnson early and put up two in the top of the first. Jason Michaels and Victor Martinez both delivered RBI singles in an inning where Johnson had to throw 36 pitches. Casey Blake hit his third home run of the series in the third and Joe Inglett hit his second of the season. In addition to the three homers, a red-hot Blake is 4-for-6 with seven RBI in his last two games. Grady Sizemore had a productive night with two of his three hits being doubles.

Sabathia was throwing hard all night long and consistently hit the upper 90s on the gun. He got back on track and picked up his first win since his complete game shutout on July 7. As big of a human being as Sabathia is, it was impressive how he was able to sustain his effectiveness while fighting the high temperatures.

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