Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Brent Lillibridge has bounced around between
three American League teams this season, and he showed one of the old ones why
they should have kept him.
Lillibridge had three hits, including a homer, driving in two and scoring
twice to help the Cleveland Indians defeat the Red Sox with a 5-2 victory at
Lillibridge tied a career high with seven total bases against a team with
which he played only 10 games. He was involved in the deal with the White Sox
that sent Kevin Youkilis from Boston to Chicago, and Cleveland acquired him
Zach McAllister (5-4) had arguably the best start of his short career for a
team that desperately needs some solid starting pitching. McAllister, a mid-
season replacement for a rotation that ranks 27th in ERA, lasted a career-high
eight innings, allowing only three hits and two runs while striking four. He
failed to issue a walk.
Chris Perez earned save No. 31 in the Indians' third win in four games
following an 11-game skid.
Adrian Gonzalez had a two-run double for the Red Sox, who continue to slide
down the standings with their eighth loss in 11 games. Franklin Morales (3-3)
allowed only two hits in 5 1/3 innings, but four walks contributed to his
yielding three runs to take the loss.
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