Red Sox crushed 9 - 2 by Cleveland Indians in twenty-eighth game of season

The Red Sox returned to Fenway Park on Wednesday night, riding some momentum after pulling out a two-game sweep of the Yankees in the Bronx.

As it turned out though, there was no positive carryover effect in a 9-2 loss to the Indians.

Playing short-handed -- the Red Sox didn't have Jacoby Ellsbury or Kevin Youkilis -- the bats were handled by Carl Pavano.