Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians' bats made Terry
Francona's return to Fenway Park as an opposing manager a resounding success.
Mark Reynolds and Drew Stubbs each had three hits with three RBI in
Cleveland's 12-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox.
Francona led the Red Sox to two World Series titles during his eight-year
stint as the club's skipper. He was let go after Boston's late-season collapse
in 2011 left them out of the playoffs.
The Indians pounded out 16 hits in the opener of a four-game series. Michael
Bourn and Yan Gomes knocked in two runs apiece, while Carlos Santana drew a
career-high four walks and scored three times.
Cleveland starter Zach McAllister (4-3) held the Red Sox to five hits. The
only blemish over his five-inning outing was a three-run homer by David Ortiz.
Ryan Dempster (2-5) lasted just three innings in the start for Boston. He
allowed four runs on five hits and four walks.
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