Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 5-3

CLEVELAND - Before last night's game, as manager Terry Francona sat in his office in the visitors' clubhouse, he lamented the fact that he needs to stay away from using Jason Varitek on days when the catcher isn't in the starting lineup.

On 36-year-old knees, Varitek needs a break every now and then, and the only guarantees he gets are on nights when Tim Wakefield pitches.

So it was with a bit of trepidation that Francona called upon Varitek to pinch hit for Kevin Cash ...