Cleveland Indians defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-0

It was all too good, far too good to continue.

The wins, 12 in 13 games. The hits, 10 or more in 12 of 13 games. The starting pitching, 9-0 with a 2.20 ERA in those 13 games. The 96-36 cumulative score. The paranoia that was coming to grip George Steinbrenner.

The 74-year-old Boss, who will preside over a summit of Yankee executives today in Tampa, decided yesterday, while lifting weights, to tell his publicist, Howard Rubenstein, to let the world know that ''my patienc...