Josh Tomlin is picking up where Justin Masterson left off on Sunday. Tomlin, after allowing a run in the second, has mowed the Boston Red Sox down thereafter and the Indians have taken advantage with two in the fourth and a run in the fifth and lead 3-1 going to the seventh inning.
In the Tribe fourth, Travis Hafner doubled with one out and scored on a single to center from Orlando Cabrera. Cabrera advanced to second on the throw to the plate and scored himself with two outs on a base hit from Jack Hannahan, giving Cleveland a 2-1 lead.
Josh Tomlin has limited his pitch count enough to work at least into the seventh, getting 18 outs on only 76 pitches, while Josh Beckett, the Boston starter, left after five having thrown 106 pitches. Matt Albers came on for the Red Sox in the sixth.