October 2, 2009
MLB: Boston 6, Cleveland 2
Daisuke Matsuzaka continued his strong conclusion to the regular season Friday with a six-inning effort that helped bring Boston a 6-2 win over Cleveland.
After losing six consecutive games, the Red Sox won their second straight while tuning up for next week's opening-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Angels.
Jason Bay finished off a three-run third inning with an RBI double to stake the Red Sox to an early 4-0 lead. Kevin Youkilis added a two-run double in the seventh.
Jeremy Sowers (6-11) gave up four runs on four hits in just three innings to take the loss.
Over the last two seasons, Boston has won 10 of its 13 meetings with Cleveland.