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Familiar role: Big Papi clutch
Tribe falls in the ninth
Casey Blake hit two home runs and drove in five, but it wasn't enough, as closer Fausto Carmona gave up a walk-off three-run homer to David Ortiz with one out in the ninth inning on Monday. Paul Byrd lasted four innings, allowing six runs on nine hits.
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Red Sox 9, Indians 8
David Ortiz is mobbed at home plate after his walk-off homer on Monday night. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Series at a glance:
Ortiz's walk-off wins opener
David Ortiz came through once again, smoking a three-run homer with one out in the ninth to power Boston past Cleveland in the first of four at Fenway.
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 Manny's two-run homer
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 31, 2006
CLE
Cleveland (45-59)
Lost 3
Boston 9, Cleveland 8   BOS
Boston (63-41)
Won 1
July 31, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cleveland
0 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 0   8 9 0
Boston
2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 3   9 13 1
Standings thru 7/31/06  |  Gameday  |  Indians Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF5010011.301
Michaels, LF5220011.275
Hafner, DH4111001.296
Martinez, 1B3100111.306
Blake, RF3225000.301
Peralta, SS3110120.259
Luna, 2B4110001.291
Shoppach, C4012020.241
Marte, 3B4000021.000
Totals35898296 

BATTING
2B: Luna (15, Wells), Shoppach (3, Wells), Hafner (22, Wells).
HR: Blake 2 (14, 2nd inning off Wells, 0 on, 1 out; 5th inning off Wells, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Sizemore; Michaels 2; Hafner 2; Blake 8; Peralta; Luna 2; Shoppach 2.
RBI: Blake 5 (47), Shoppach 2 (9), Hafner (86).
2-out RBI: Blake 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sizemore.
SF: Blake.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Sizemore (Mirabelli at home).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B4100121.293
Loretta, 2B5110013.302
Ortiz, DH5234011.289
Ramirez, LF3112100.315
Lowell, 3B4000002.290
Varitek, C1110000.243
  a-Mirabelli, PH-C3010020.186
Crisp, CF4120000.269
Pena, RF4133010.333
Cora, SS4110012.293
Totals379139289 

a-Doubled for Varitek in the 3rd.

BATTING
2B: Mirabelli (5, Byrd), Ortiz (20, Davis).
3B: Pena (1, Byrd).
HR: Ramirez (29, 1st inning off Byrd, 1 on, 2 out), Ortiz 2 (37, 3rd inning off Byrd, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Carmona, 2 on, 1 out), Pena (5, 4th inning off Byrd, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Loretta; Ortiz 10; Ramirez 4; Varitek; Mirabelli 2; Crisp 2; Pena 8; Cora.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (84), Pena 3 (24), Ortiz 4 (105).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Loretta; Lowell.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Cora (4, throw).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Byrd 4.09660235.00
Davis 2.22001404.82
Betancourt (H, 4)1.10000203.97
Carmona (BS, 1)(L, 1-5)0.12331014.82
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells 4.288823211.08
Snyder (W, 3-2)4.11000606.00

WP: Davis.
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 72-53, Davis 48-33, Betancourt 16-11, Carmona 15-7, Wells 96-60, Snyder 57-38.
Ground outs-fly outs: Byrd 1-8, Davis 3-1, Betancourt 0-2, Carmona 0-1, Wells 7-4, Snyder 2-5.
Batters faced: Byrd 20, Davis 11, Betancourt 4, Carmona 4, Wells 24, Snyder 14.
Inherited runners-scored: Betancourt 2-0, Snyder 1-0.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:15.
Att: 36,387.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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