Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 3-2

CLEVELAND—Tim Wakefield walked to his locker and found a strange new nameplate above it: 2777.

It wasn't the age of the veteran right-hander, but in honor of becoming Boston's all-time leader in innings pitched after leading the Red Sox past the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Tuesday night.

"That's pretty cool," the 43-year-old Wakefield (2-4) said after bouncing back from two rocky outings to pitch 7 1-3 strong innings. That pushed his total for Boston to 2,777, one more ...

CLEVELAND — Daniel Bard has a new title, at least temporarily. But in his mind, the job hasn’t changed.

With Jonathan Papelbon attending to a family matter, Bard is the temporary closer of the Red Sox and as such, it fell to him to get the final three outs against the Indians last night.

He succeeded and the Sox came away with a 3-2 victory. It was the second save for Bard this season and the third of his career.

But the 25-year-old righthander didn’t seem too imp...

CLEVELAND — Above each locker in the visitors’ clubhouse at Progressive Field are two metal bars into which a piece of white paper is slipped. Normally that paper bears the name of the player inhabiting the locker. But, after last night’s 3-2 win over the Indians, one member of the Red Sox had a new label affixed. “Wakefield’’ was gone, replaced by “2777.’’

That number marked the total innings Tim Wakefield has pitched for the Sox, passing Roger Clemens for most in the ...