BOSTON Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is not ready to name his starting pitchers beyond left-hander Franklin Morales in Thursday's series finale against the Angels at Fenway Park.Barring anything unforeseen, Jon Lester and Josh Beckett would start the first two games of the four-game series against the Royals, with tonights starter, Clay Buchholz, starting the finale on Monday. That leaves Sunday afternoons game in question.Aaron Cook, who struggled in his start against the Angels Tuesday, and Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is on the disabled list and made his fifth rehab start against for Triple-A Pawtucket Tuesday night, would both be on regular rest. According to a source, though, neither of the right-handers will be making that start.Left-hander Felix Doubront, who has been on the DL since Aug. 10 with a right knee contusion, will be activated and make the start on Sunday, according to the source. He is eligible to be activated on Friday.
CLEVELAND - Corey Kluber got the Cleveland Indians off to a striking start and Roberto Perez put away Chicago in the Cubs' first World Series game since 1945.
Kluber dominated into the seventh inning, Perez homered twice and the Indians beat the Cubs 6-0 in the opener Tuesday night. AL Championship Series MVP Andrew Miller escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the seventh and got out of trouble in the eighth, preserving a three-run lead.