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BOSTON -- The Red Sox and Indians exchanged nearly as many mistakes as runs for seven innings before a string of clutch hits and a friendly gust of wind helped Boston build the decisive rally. Cheap San Francisco 49ers Jerseys . Pinch-hitter Mike Carp drove in the tying run with an eighth-inning double and then scored on a double by Dustin Pedroia to lead the Red Sox past Cleveland 7-4 on Saturday. Trailing 4-3 entering the bottom of the eighth, Boston scored four times off reliever Vinnie Pestano (1-1) to open the largest lead in a game that featured plenty of chances at the plate but little success for either club. "Its big," said Carp, who broke out of an 0-for-21 skid on Friday night with a three-run homer in Bostons 8-1 win. "I was in a little bit of a slump. To be able to come out of that and win the ballgame, it means a lot." Pedro Ciriaco had three hits, including a one-out double that started Bostons rally in the eighth. After Pestano struck out Jacoby Ellsbury for the second out, Carp batted for Jonny Gomes and lifted a first-pitch fastball to left for a double that easily scored Ciriaco. Pedroia followed with a shot high off the Green Monster, giving Boston its first lead of the game. "This was a very good team win and we got contributions from a lot of guys," manager John Farrell said. After Pedroias hit, the Indians walked David Ortiz intentionally and Mike Napoli followed with a walk to load the bases. Daniel Nava hit a high popup to shallow left field, but the blustery wind turned a routine out into a bloop single and two RBIs. "There were a couple of balls that were Fenway fly balls. I think the wind plays a factor, and The Wall. Theres a lot of things going on out there. Thats just a part of this ballpark," said Cleveland manager Terry Francona, who spent eight seasons in Boston. "The wind brought it back 20 feet and it ends up being in no-mans land." Junichi Tazawa (4-2) struck out two in a hitless eighth and Andrew Bailey got three outs for his sixth save in seven chances. Boston starter Jon Lester struck out a season-high eight in seven innings. He also hit a batter with a pitch as Cleveland scored twice to take a 3-1 lead in the third, then threw a costly wild pitch in the seventh. Mike Aviles and Asdrubal Cabrera hit back-to-back singles in the seventh, then Lester allowed the go-ahead run with a wild pitch to Mark Reynolds that skipped past catcher David Ross. Lester ended up striking out, but Cleveland had regained the lead at 4-3. "It didnt even make it to the plate. I didnt even give Rossy a chance to block it," Lester said. "I was on the same page as him, just trying to bury a curveball." Cabrera had three hits, stole two bases, drove in a run and scored another for the Indians, who lost for the fourth time in five games. Nick Swisher added an RBI double and Carlos Santana a run-scoring single. Scott Kazmir pitched five innings and struck out six for Cleveland. He gave up two runs, five hits and four walks. "I thought he had to dodge traffic all day and make some really big pitches. They made him work from the first inning on, but he continued to make pitches," Francona said. "As a team today we just gave them extra opportunities and they took advantage." Ciriaco had an RBI single in the second and Gomes sacrifice fly tied it at 3 in the sixth after an error by Reynolds at third base. Jose Iglesias singled and Ciriaco followed with a bunt that Reynolds barehanded cleanly, but he rushed his throw and the ball skipped out of play, allowing both runners to advance. NOTES: The four-game series concludes Sunday with Cleveland RHP Corey Kluber (2-3) facing LHP Felix Doubront (3-2). ... SS Stephen Drew sat out for Boston, still sore from a slide he made last weekend in Minnesota, Farrell said. ... Francona said before the game he was thankful general manager Chris Antonetti travelled with the club as Francona made his return to Boston, where he managed the Red Sox for eight seasons and won two World Series titles. "It meant a lot to me," said Francona, who was welcomed back with a standing ovation Thursday night in the series opener. "I know he came up for moral support because I had some anxiety." ... Cleveland DH Jason Giambi, hitless in his last 26 at-bats, did not play. Cheap Cincinnati Bengals Jerseys . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery. Cheap Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. http:///...apolis-colts-jerseys . Its the second straight game Bell has scored in extra time for Kelowna, which beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-5 on Friday, and he now has four game-winning goals on the season. DEL MAR, Calif. -- It is possible to list on one hand the starts remaining for California Chrome, who leads Saturdays $200,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar.For California Chrome, the San Diego Handicap is a prep for the $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 20, which is expected to be followed by the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 1 and the $6 million Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. California Chromes final start is expected to be in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28. After that, he is scheduled to go to stud in Kentucky.Ill really miss him, trainer Art Sherman said.California Chrome has not raced since his win in the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates on March 26. Early in the race at 1-1/4 miles, California Chromes saddle slipped backward. Jockey Victor Espinoza maintained control and rode California Chrome to a convincing win by 3-3/4 lengths.After spending most of April at Taylor Made Farms in Kentucky, California Chrome resumed training with Sherman at Los Alamitos on May 1. In the last 12 weeks, Sherman has seen gradual improvement from California Chrome, notably since his arrival at Del Mar on July 12.Sherman has been pointing California Chrome to the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap at 1-1/16 miles for months.I thought this was perfect timing for everything, Sherman said. When he got down here, he got into the game. Hes more focused.Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farms, California Chrome has won 12 of 21 starts. He has earned $12,532,650, making the 5-year-old California-bred the richest North American-based horse in history.The San Diego will be California Chromes first start in the United States since he won the Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at 1-1/16 miles at Santa Anita in January. He is not the only world-class runner in the field of seven reeturning from a layoff. Cheap New York Jets Jerseys. . He will have a target in the speedy Dortmund, a multiple-stakes-winning millionaire trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Kaleem Shah.California Chrome will carry the top weight of 126 pounds, five more than Dortmund. The remaining five runners have been assigned weights ranging from 118 pounds for Hard Aces, the winner of the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita in 2015, to 114 pounds for Crittenden, a winner of two minor stakes in 2015.A win by either of them or the other three runners in the race -- Follow Me Crev, Soi Phet, and Win the Space -- would be a surprise.Key ContendersCalifornia Chrome, by Lucky PulpitLast 3 Beyers: 104-105-96California Chrome has been a stalker throughout his career, and Sherman is banking on jockey Espinoza employing those tactics to neutralize any threat from the front-running Dortmund.You know Baffert will send, Sherman said. His horse has speed. We cant let Dortmund get an easy lead.In the Dubai World Cup, California Chrome raced off the rail and took the lead in the final quarter-mile. The same tactics worked in the San Pasqual Stakes in January.Dortmund, by Big BrownLast 3 Beyers: 103-105-78Dortmund was third in the Kentucky Derby and fourth in the Preakness Stakes in 2015, then was taken out of training until last fall. Dortmund won both of his starts last fall with little difficulty against secondary competition, including the Grade 3 Native Diver on Nov. 28.Dortmunds winter campaign was derailed because of foot issues.Dortmund has trained forwardly in recent weeks, with a six-furlong workout in 1:12 last Sunday. Still, Baffert cautions not to expect too much from Dortmund on Saturday.You dont want to hook a horse like California Chrome first time out, he said. Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2020 NFL Jerseys From China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys From China ' ' '