In front of a sold-out Boston crowd at Fenway Park, the Indians prevented going a game under the .500 mark for the first time since early April. Boston struck first blood as in the very first inning, Jacoby Ellsbury and Adrian Gonzalez brought home two runs to give the RedSox an early 2-0 advantage. It didn't take long for the Indians to respond as Carlos Santana and Kosume Fukudome came back with two runs to tie the game in the second inning.
After another run by Asdrubal Cabrera in the third, the Indians never trailed. Justin Masterson also added much appreciated defense with nine strikeouts in six innings. The Tribe looked like the team that began the season with a 30-15 record Thursday night with near perfect offensive and defensive execution to split the series at two games apiece and winning the season series, six out of ten games against the RedSox.
Newcomer Ulbaldo Jimenez makes his Indian's debut Friday as the Tribe visits the Texas Rangers with first pitch at 8:05 p.m.