Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Mike Lowell hit a two-run homer in his return from the disabled list and Josh Beckett turned in eight strong innings as Boston clipped Cleveland, 3-1, in the second of a four-game series from Fenway Park.
Beckett (3-1) gave up just one run on three hits, fanning eight without a walk for his second straight win. The 30-year-old, who missed more than two months from mid-May to late July, posted his first home victory of 2010 with the effort.
Bill Hall also homered for the Red Sox, who have won six of eight.
Lou Marson’s solo homer was the lone offense for the Indians, whose three-game win streak was halted.
David Huff (2-10) was tagged in the loss for seven hits and three runs over 5 1/3 frames.