Starting a game first felt like a novelty to career reliever Craig Breslow but now it feels more like the real thing.
Indians starter Corey Kluber held the Red Sox to three hits over eight innings, dealing the Sox their third straight defeat.
The Sox have the third best record in the American League since Aug. 1 and the reason can be found right in the middle of the diamond.
4yBill Chuck examines nine stats that you should know about the Red Sox.
4yCarl Crawford is a very different player than the one who patrolled left field at Fenway Park in April.
4yJosh Beckett turns in another stellar outing, but the bullpen blows a potential victory for him by allowing the tying run in the eighth.
4yCrawford's second walkoff hit of the homestand, a double off the left-field wall, drives in the game-winning run in the 11th.
4yScott Atchison had to be placed on waivers before he could head back to Pawtucket.
4yCarl Crawford certainly seems to have worked his way out of his slump.
4yAlso, Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon are throwing well and Jose Iglesias tries a new routine.