Red Sox 5, Indians 3
Pinch hitter David McCarty had a two-run triple that broke an eighth-inning tie Tuesday night and Pedro Martinez struck out 11 to lead the Boston Red Sox over the Cleveland Indians, 5-3.
Alan Embree (1-0) won despite giving up Victor Martinez's solo homer in the eighth, the only hit he allowed. Keith Foulke pitched the ninth for his seventh save.
Victor Martinez doubled in two runs in the first, but Boston tied the score on solo homers by Gabe Kapler in the third and David Ortiz in the fourth. Martinez gave Cleveland a 3-2 lead in the eighth, but Boston scored three in the bottom half against Jose Jimenez (0-2).
Ortiz and Bill Mueller doubled with two outs to make it 3-3, and Kapler bounced a single up the middle that was fielded by Ronnie Belliard behind second base, preventing the go-ahead run. Brian Daubach was announced to pinch hit for Pokey Reese, and Scott Stewart came on to relieve.
McCarty batted for Daubach and lined the ball into the right field corner, scoring both runners.
Indians starter C.C. Sabathia yielded two runs, six hits and three walks in seven innings.