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Cleveland routs Red Sox 12-3 as Francona returns to Boston

9:54 PM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
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BOSTON -- The Cleveland Indians' bats made Terry Francona's return to Fenway Park as an opposing manager a resounding success.

Mark Reynolds and Drew Stubbs each had three hits with three RBI in Cleveland's 12-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox.

Francona led the Red Sox to two World Series titles during his eight-year stint as the club's skipper. He was let go after Boston's late-season collapse in 2011 left them out of the playoffs.

The Indians pounded out 16 hits in the opener of a four-game series. Michael Bourn and Yan Gomes knocked in two runs apiece, while Carlos Santana drew a career-high four walks and scored three times.

Cleveland starter Zach McAllister (4-3) held the Red Sox to five hits. The only blemish over his five-inning outing was a three-run homer by David Ortiz.

Ryan Dempster (2-5) lasted just three innings in the start for Boston. He allowed four runs on five hits and four walks.

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