Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 3-1

CLEVELAND - The base paths of Progressive Field, with only minor efforts needed by the grounds crew to drag the infield, looked nearly as pristine in the eighth inning as they did in the first last night.

By the end of eight, the Indians had gotten two men to third base. The Red Sox hadn't gotten one past second.

Credit Tim Wakefield, the ace so far of the Sox staff, and Cliff Lee, last year's Cy Young Award winner, for the dearth of offense and the swift pace of the ga...