Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 5-2
CLEVELAND -- When Matt Lawton homered on Pedro Martinez's first pitch last night and the Indians pushed across two first-inning runs, it was easy to envision a debate instantly breaking out back home on whether the Sox should re-sign their longtime ace after this season.
Martinez silenced the no votes in that discussion, at least temporarily, by shutting out the Indians the next six innings as his teammates rallied against the young Indians' ace, C.C. Sabathia, for a 5-...
CLEVELAND -- Manny Ramirez, holding court in the Red Sox clubhouse, broke away from a gaggle of reporters when Pedro Martinez arrived before the game wearing a fancy suit, designer shades, and a smile as broad as Lake Erie. Ramirez raucously praised the ace's pricey threads, then delivered a message playfully but bluntly.
The game-time temperature would be 82 degrees. Other than the climate-controlled, 68-degree SkyDome, Martinez had yet to pitch this season with the te...
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