The Indians won this game because of outstanding pitching and clutch hitting. Jake Westbrook had his stuff sinking and he was handcuffing the Red Sox all night long. He was the winning pitcher by working 6.2 innings and allowing 7 hits, 2 earned runs, walking 3 batters and whiffing 2. Jensen Lewis and Rafael Betancourt worked 1.1 scoreless innings and they allowed 0 runs while whiffing 2. Joe Borowski worked a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save and preserve a win.
Kenny Lofton had the key hit in this game as he jacked a homer in the 2 inning off of Daisuke Matsuzaka. Lofton was 1 for 3 with 1 run scored and 2 RBIs. Asdrubal Cabrera also was clutch as he was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI. The Indians are now up 2-1 in this series.