Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 6-4

CLEVELAND - Red Sox assistant general manager Jed Hoyer stood on Progressive Field - before the game, when the sun was still shining and the temperature had yet to drop to Iditarod levels (39 degrees by midgame) - and harked back to the last time the Red Sox were here.

"I was getting flashbacks," he said.

By the end of the night, so were the Cleveland Indians. They couldn't close out the Sox in the AL Championship Series last fall despite holding a three-games-to-one...

It was a long winter for the Cleveland Indians after they blew a 3-1 lead against Boston in the AL championship series, and the first meeting between the teams this season had a familiar ending.

Six months later, the Red Sox came back on Cleveland again.

Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer -- No. 493 of his career -- and Boston rallied for three runs in the ninth inning against closer Joe Borowski (0-2) for a 6-4 win over the Indians in a stunning rerun of their 2007 p...