Thursday, June 10, 2010

The bats awaken

The Cleveland Indian bats awakened tonight in a 11-0 win against the Red Sox, even though they didn't really need to.

Justin Masterson pitched a masterful nine-inning, two-hit shut out, stifling his old teammates' bats. He allowed two walks while striking out six and inducing 17 ground ball outs.

It was the second straight start for Masterson during which the offense has produced 10 runs. He pitched 5.2 innings against Chicago on June 4 in a 10-1 victory, which snapped his 17-start losing streak.

He is 2-5 on the season.

Cleveland led 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth, when they poured on eight more runs in an awesome display, highlighted by Travis Hafner's first grand slam since May 7, 2007.

Tomorrow, Mitch Talbot will face Jon Lester as the Indians attempt to salvage a series split at 7:05 p.m.

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