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Recap: Indians 5, Red Sox 6
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 4
Venue: Fenway Park
Date: May 26, 2013 1:35 PM EDT
  

BOSTON (AP) - Cleveland closer Chris Perez felt a little stiff while warming up Sunday.

Despite experiencing shoulder discomfort the past couple of weeks, it wasn't cause for concern.

``I haven't pitched in a week or so,' Perez said, ``so I didn't think it was out of the ordinary.'

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He was wrong.

Perez (2-1) was forced out by his arm with two outs and a 2-1 count on Jacoby Ellsbury. The Boston star followed with a two-run double on Joe Smith's first pitch, capping a four-run, ninth-inning rally that lifted the Red Sox to a 6-5 win.

``I don't want to leave that mound at all, especially with the game on the line like that and the team trying to cling to a win,' Perez said. ``But you can't pick when you're going to get hurt and unfortunately right now it's a little sore.'

Cleveland led 5-2 entering the ninth, when Perez (2-1) walked Dustin Pedroia leading off. David Ortiz doubled, and Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit consecutive RBI groundouts.

Walks to Jonny Gomes and Jose Iglesias around Stephen Drew's single loaded the bases. On his third pitch to Ellsbury, Perez felt a pinch in the shoulder. With manager Terry Francona watching at his side, Perez threw a warmup pitch that sailed past catcher Carlos Santana.

``It kind of pinched on me and sent a little pain down my arm,' Perez said. ``Then I tried to throw another pitch and it just wasn't happening.'

After a lengthy warmup, Smith jogged out from the right-field bullpen and surrendered Ellsbury's double.

``That's tough duty,' Francona said. ``With a 2-1 count you got to throw a strike, and he did. To Ellsbury's credit, he put the wood on it and put the barrel on it, and now we've got to go regroup.'

Perez admitted the pain wasn't a complete surprise.

``I've been dealing with a little thing for the last couple of weeks, but we stayed on top of it and it had been getting better,' he said. ``But today it took a couple steps back.'

Boston won three of four against Cleveland, managed by Francona in his first series back at Fenway Park since leaving the Red Sox after the 2011 season. Francona led the Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007.

Craig Breslow (2-0) allowed one run and two hits in two innings. Red Sox starter Felix Doubront gave up four runs - two earned - and five hits in six innings with eight strikeouts.

Cleveland's Corey Kluber gave up one run and three hits in 6 2-3 innings. Nick Swisher and Jason Kipnis hit solo homers for the Indians.

Santana's two-run single hit a two-run single in the first after Ellsbury dropped Kipnis' fly to center for an error.

Daniel Nava had an RBI single in the third after Stephen Drew snapped an 0-for-17 slide with a double. Kipnis homered off the Pesky Pole in right in the fifth, and Swisher homered in the Green Monster seats in left leading off the sixth. Swisher's sacrifice fly made it 5-1 in the eighth, and Iglesias had a sacrifice fly in the bottom half.

NOTES: Boston RHP Clay Buchholz (7-0, 1.73 ERA) was scratched from his scheduled start against Philadelphia on Monday night because of inflammation in the collarbone area. Tyler Cloyd (1-0, 2.70 ERA) starts for the visiting Phillies in the opener of a two-game series. ... The Indians open a home-and-home series with the first of two in Cincinnati on Monday. Ubaldo Jimenez (3-3, 6.04 ERA) is slated to face the Reds' Mike Leake (4-2, 3.26 ERA). ... Cleveland's Michael Bourn was called out by plate umpire Chris Guccione when his bunt attempt hit him while he appeared to be out of the batters' box as he broke for first in the fifth inning. ... Red Sox manager John Farrell expects LHP Franklin Morales will be activated from the 15-day DL Tuesday. Morales strained his lower back in spring training. ... Cleveland 3B Mark Reynolds, moved over in a shifted infield, made a sliding play on Ortiz's grounder behind the second-base bag in the fourth before getting up and throwing. ... Former Boston and Cleveland OF Trot Nixon was in the Monster seats.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Indians at Red Sox
Thu, May 23 Final 12 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Indians at Red Sox
Fri, May 24 Final 1 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Indians at Red Sox
Sat, May 25 Final 4 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Indians at Red Sox
Sun, May 26 Final 5 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +130   -165   9.5 
 BOS  -140   +145   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +127   -160   9.5 
 BOS  -137   +140   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  40%   3%   87% 
 BOS  60%   97%   13% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 May 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 4 Over: 11 
 BOS 7 Cover: +100 
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 May 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 1 Push: 9 
 BOS 8 Cover: +100 
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 May 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 12 Cover: +140 
 BOS 3 Over: 15 
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 Apr 18, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 6 Cover: +100 
 CLE 3 Over: 9 
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 Apr 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 6 Cover: +125 
 CLE 3 Over: 9 
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 Apr 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 7 Cover: +100 
 CLE 2 Over: 9 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Sunday, May 26
 
    Twins at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    Cubs at Reds
1:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Red Sox
1:35 PM EDT
    Phillies at Nationals
1:35 PM EDT
    Yankees at Rays
1:40 PM EDT
    Marlins at White Sox
2:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Royals
2:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
    Athletics at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Giants
4:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Mariners
4:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Dodgers
4:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Diamondbacks
4:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Mets
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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