Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6 - 5 in extra innings, in twenty-first game of season
Red Sox - 000 002 030 1 - 6 10 1 Indians - 210 200 000 0 - 5 8 1 Jonathan Van Every's first major league home run -- a solo shot to dead center off Jensen Lewis in the top of the 10th inning -- was the difference tonight.
Lester (6-7-5-3-7, 109) struggled through four innings, putting Boston in a 5-0 hole. Stymied by Carmona for 5.2 innings -- the Cleveland lefty retired 12 in a row at one point -- the Sox battled back. With two outs in the sixth, Jason Bay walked and Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek followed with back-to-back doubles. 5-2.
It was JVE night by the lake. Van E and the Boys came back from a 5-0 deficit to win 6-5 in ten. Jon got a key single in the game-tying rally, made a diving catch late, and then hit a two out homer in the tenth. There was a scream when he hit the ball. You can hear it on the replays, too--when I heard the scream, I knew that ball was going a long way. A memorable win for us.