The Red Sox beat the Indians 4-1 behind 8 shutout innings from Daisuke Matsuzaka (5-2). He allowed just 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. The offensive star was SS Marco Scutaro who finished the night 3-4 with 3 doubles, a walk, and 2 runs scored.
Daniel Bard came on in the 9th and gave up a solo home run to Austin Kearns for the lone Indians’ run.
Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz, Victor Martinez, and Bill Hall all had 1 RBI.
The Red Sox and Indians play the second of four Tuesday night in Cleveland. Tim Wakefield will be on the mound, first pitch is at 7:05pm.