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  • Series glance: Red Sox at Indians

  • Red Sox at Indians series at a glance.

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  • Red Sox at Indians
    WHERE Progressive Field
    WHEN Tuesday-Thursday, 7:05
    PROBABLE PITCHERS Tuesday, LHP Felix Doubront (0-0, 5.40) vs. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1, 6.97); Wednesday, RHP Alfredo Aceves (0-0, 6.75) vs. RHP Justin Masterson (3-0, 0.41); Thursday, LHP Jon Lester (2-0, 1.42) vs. RHP Zach McAllister (1-1, 2.19).
    NOTABLE After this series, the Tribe embark on a 10-game, 11-day road trip. ... Masterson has worked 19 consecutive scoreless innings and has allowed 10 hits and one run in 22 innings overall. The only other Indians pitcher to win his first three starts of a season while allowing no more than one run was Luis Tiant, who began the 1966 season with three straight shutouts. ... The Red Sox took last year’s season series 5-3 and split four games in Cleveland. ... Jason Kipnis is a .394 hitter with four home runs and a double in eight career games against Boston. At the opposite end of the spectrum is Carlos Santana, who is a career .196 hitter with one HR in 18 games against the Red Sox. ... Jimenez’s final win of 2012 came against Boston on Aug. 9, a 5-3 Cleveland win in which he struck out 10 Red Sox in six innings and held them to three runs on eight hits. ... Boston 2B Dustin Pedroia is 5-for-9 (.556) off Jimenez. He is a career .325 hitter in 43 games against the Indians. ... Lester has allowed two runs or less in all three of his 2013 starts. He is 5-1 with a 3.34 ERA in 11 career starts against Cleveland and 3-0 with a 3.92 ERA in seven starts at Progressive Field.
    UP NEXT Indians at Astros, Friday-Sunday.

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