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Matsuzaka's Strong Pitching Leads Red Sox Past Indians

Last updated on Tuesday, June 8, 2010

(CLEVELAND, OH) - Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched eight innings of shutout ball as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-1.

Kevin Youkilis put Boston on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first off Indians starter Fausto Carmona.

David Ortiz' fielder's choice grounder in the third made it 2-0 Red Sox.

A Victor Martinez sacrifice fly in the seventh and a Bill Hall RBI single in the eighth gave Boston a 4-0 lead.

Matsuzaka allowed four hits to improve to 5-2.

Austin Kearns accounted for the lone Cleveland run with a solo homer off Daniel Bard in the ninth.

Carmona took the loss to fall to 4-5.

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