Indians hold on to edge Sox

The Tribe were able to split their four-game series with the Red Sox as they beat the Chowderheads 7-6 Thursday night. All seven Indian runs came from the long ball. Aaron Boone hit a solo shot, Travis Hafner hit a two-run bomb, and Shin-Soo Choo hit his first grand slam to propel the Indians to victory. Starter Jake Westbrook had to fight and battle his way through his eight innings of work. He gave up six runs and 15 hits but was helped out by the Tribe’s six-run sixth inning. Hafner appears as if he has worked his way out of his massive slump. Entering the game Wednesday, he had gone 3 for his last 28. Since then, he is 5-for-6 with two homers and five RBI.

Once again, the game was tight going into the ninth with the Indians grasping a one-run lead. Carmona, who has had a rough last couple of appearances, has pitched a lot recently and was given a night of rest. So, on came Jason Davis to attempt to close it out. Indians fans everywhere were crossing their fingers and holding their breath, hoping they wouldn’t witness another meltdown. Davis faced the heart of the Boston lineup and was able to retire them in order to earn his first career save.

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