Red Sox chase Jimenez early in 7-2 defeat of Tribe

9:47 PM, Apr 16, 2013   |    comments
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Cleveland, OH -- Mike Napoli's three-run double punctuated a seven-run second inning as Boston downed Cleveland, 7-2, in the opener of a three-game series.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, David Ross and Pedro Ciriaco were credited with an RBI each for the Red Sox, who were coming off a weekend sweep of the Rays.

Felix Doubront (1-0) worked five innings for the win, allowing four hits and two runs, fanning seven and walking four.

Michael Brantley collected two hits and Mike Aviles knocked in a run for the Indians, who had won two of three in Chicago.

Ubaldo Jimenez (0-2) was lit up for two hits and seven runs, including five walks, while recording only five outs.

Tuesday's series opener was the first for Indians manager Terry Francona against the club which he guided for eight seasons (2004-11) and whom he helped win two World Series titles.

 

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