The headlines and tweets and tabloids will all center around Red Sox starter Josh Beckett. The spotlight will be on his walk off the mound at Fenway Park Thursday night, and the chorus of boos he received in the wake of the latest controversy swirling in the Back Bay.
For the Indians, though, their 8-3 victory over Boston was not about Beckett. It was about a relentless offensive attack that chased the starter from the contest before the end of the third inning. It was about using the lumber to pile on a pitcher that already had plenty of drama stacked up all around him.
"We got to him today," said Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis.
Did they ever.
The American League Central-leading Indians (18-13) took their traveling road show into Boston and pounded Beckett to the tune of seven runs in 2 1/3 innings. That outpouring was more that ample in helping veteran sinkerballer Derek Lowe, who was making his second start as a visitor in his old home ballpark, collect his fifth win of the season for the Tribe.
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