Cleveland Beats The Red Sox

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 11:08 pm
By: News On 6

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians rolled a lucky seven again and now they're on the doorstep of the World Series.

Casey Blake and Jhonny Peralta homered and combined to drive in five of Cleveland's seven runs in the fifth inning in the Indians' 7-3 victory over Boston that gave them a 3-1 lead in the AL championship series.

It was Cleveland's second seven-run inning of the series. The other came in the 11th inning of its 13-6 victory in Game 2 in Boston.

Kenny Lofton added to the memorable inning. He singled, then stole second for a record 34 postseason stolen bases. That passes Rickey Henderson for the all-time postseason lead.

The Indians produced seven hits, two home runs and one walk during their big inning which lasted 35 minutes and required 49 pitches from two Boston pitchers.