Cleveland Indians defeat Boston Red Sox, 9-1

In the real world, a first-time father returns to work after a day or two off and eases back into the routine while showing everybody photos of his pride and joy.

Jon Lester’s task last night was to climb the mound at Fenway Park in drenching humidity and to try and pump pitches past the Cleveland Indians.

Sleep had come sparingly since the arrival of his son Hudson on Saturday and after a few innings his left hamstring started to ache. Errors, a passed ball, and the...

BOSTON—Justin Masterson doesn't hold a grudge against the Red Sox for shipping him to Cleveland at the trading deadline last year.

Instead, he holds on to the things he learned during his three years in the Boston organization.

"It keeps you locked in the whole time, because you know that at any time they can make that comeback," Masterson said Wednesday night after beating his former team for the second time this season, pitching five solid innings to lead the India...

For the first time since May 24, Jacoby Ellsbury was atop the Red Sox lineup last night. And that meant for just the 14th time this season, Marco Scutaro was not.

Scutaro, who batted second against the Indians, had the finest season of his career for Toronto last season, when he posted career highs in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging. But when he signed with the Red Sox in the offseason, he figured to bat near the bottom of the order.

When Ellsbury w...