BOSTON (AP) — Felix Doubront pitched six strong innings and Cody Ross homered to lead Boston to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, giving the Red Sox their first winning streak in May.
Doubront (3-1) allowed one run on three hits, which was all the Indians would get as relievers Andrew Miller, Vicente Padilla and Alfredo Aceves didn’t allow a baserunner over the final three innings.
Aceves got his seventh save with a perfect ninth, striking out Carlos Santana to end it just 2 hours, 30 minutes after the game started.
Zach McAllister (1-1) got the start for Cleveland after being recalled from Triple-A Columbus earlier in the day. He also had a strong outing, scattering eight hits over eight innings and striking out eight.