Indians Poised to Eliminate Sox

Boston's three straight homers aren't enough as Cleveland slams Wakefield for 7-3 win
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2007 4:24 AM CDT
Indians Poised to Eliminate Sox
Fans wave goodbye to Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield (49) as he exits Game 4 of the American League Championship baseball series against the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The Cleveland Indians moved to within one game of the World Series last night with a 7-3 takedown of the Red Sox, reports the AP. Cleveland's runs came in a breakout fifth inning against knuckleballer Tim Wakefield and reliever Manny Delcarmen. Despite making postseason history two innings later, the Red Sox couldn't avoid falling into a 3-1 series hole.

Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez went deep in the seventh for the first back-to-back-to-back homers in a league championship game. Youkilis cares little about history, however, saying: "Winning's the only thing." His team will have to outscore the Indians tonight at loud, raucous Jacob's Field to keep their postseason hopes alive. (Read more MLB stories.)

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