Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 5-2

All they wanted was a routine ballgame.

No late-game disasters.

Good starting pitching, timely hitting, effective relief. The Sox needed it about as much as they've needed it in any game this season, and they got it.

After losing consecutive games to the Cleveland Indians, the Sox avoided a sweep with a 5-2 win yesterday over the Indians, a day after Keith Foulke had surrendered five runs in a 12-8 loss.

With Foulke unavailable yesterday after pitching 1 2/3 in...