Klu­ber, In­di­ans blank Red Sox for 2nd win

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Tom Withers

CLEVE­LAND >> Corey Klu­ber didn’t show a speck of rust. Well-rested and ready for the big­gest start of his ca­reer, he wasn’t go­ing to let the In­di­ans lose any mo­men­tum.

Cleve­land’s on some kind of roll.

Fu­eled by a crowd that in­cluded Cava­liers star LeBron James, Klu­ber car­ried a shutout into the eighth in­ning and Lon­nie Chisen­hall con­nected for a three-run homer off post­sea­son-cursed David Price, giv­ing the In­di­ans a 6-0 win on Fri­day over the Bos­ton Red Sox and a 2-0 lead in their AL Di­vi­sion Se­ries.

Look­ing healthy af­ter a late-sea­son leg in­jury, Klu­ber lim­ited the AL East cham­pi­ons to three hits over seven in­nings as the over­looked In­di­ans, who were given a slim chance of ad­vanc­ing be­fore the se­ries be­gan, moved within one win of re­turn­ing to the ALCS for the first time since 2007.

“We don’t have the big names. We don’t have the big con­tracts or any of that stuff,” sec­ond base­man Ja­son Kip­nis said. “But we have 25 guys who love to com­pete and have bought into this team. That’s what we’ve got.”

As the for the Red Sox, David Or­tiz and his team­mates are in se­ri­ous trou­ble and have to hope they can get things turned around Sun­day in Game 3 at Fen­way Park or their turn­around sea­son will be over and Big Papi’s ca­reer will be done.

“Backs against the wall,” man­ager John Far­rell said.


Cleve­land’s Lon­nie Chisen­hall re­acts af­ter hit­ting a three­run home run against the Red Sox in the sec­ond in­ning dur­ing Game 2 Fri­day in Cleve­land.

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