Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 8/11/12
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Brent Lillibridge. Zach McAllister. Ezequiel Carrera. Those are your three stars of the night.

Lillibridge finished 3-for-4 with his first home run in nearly 12 months while McAllister went eight strong innings as the Indians (53-61) won their second in three days against Boston (56-59) at Progressive Field. Carrera entered the game late as a defensive replacement, but also had an RBI single and an impressive final catch to end the game.

After the game, STO’s Katie Witham asked Lillibridge about the home run, and he said, “hopefully it’s a good sign for the next couple months.” He talked about finishing the season strong and how he’s just trying to help out the team. Witham also asked about Lou Marson’s RBI squeeze bunt that scored Lillibridge in the seventh.

And yes, Jon tweeted this during the game. That’s how we know the world has finally gone mad.

Lillibridge is the new market inefficiency.

— Jon (@WFNYJon) August 12, 2012

The Indians and Sox are back at it at 1:05 p.m. tomorrow. Corey Kluber (0-0, 6.10 ERA) could be making his final start in Cleveland before heading back to Columbus as he faces off against Boston lefty Jon Lester (5-10, 5.36 ERA).

Scoring Summary Bot 3rd: Cleveland - B. Lillibridge homered to deep left Top 4th: Boston - A. Gonzalez doubled to left, J. Ellsbury and C. Crawford scored, D. Pedroia to third, D. Pedroia out at home Bot 5th: Cleveland - B. Lillibridge singled to shallow left center, M. Brantley scored Bot 6th: Cleveland - M. Brantley hit sacrifice fly to left, A. Cabrera scored Bot 7th: Cleveland - L. Marson sacrificed to pitcher, B. Lillibridge scored Bot 8th: Cleveland - E. Carrera singled to shallow left, C. Santana scored  Boston AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg J. Ellsbury cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .254 C. Crawford lf 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 D. Pedroia 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275 A. Gonzalez 1b 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .307 C. Ross rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275 J. Saltalamacchia c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229 R. Lavarnway dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 M. Aviles ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .252 P. Ciriaco 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333     S. Podsednik ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .379     D. Valencia 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198  Totals 30 2 4 2 0 0 4 0 4  Batting 2B – J Ellsbury 2 (12, Z McAllister 2); A Gonzalez (35, Z McAllister). S – C Crawford. RBI – A Gonzalez 2 (76). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Gonzalez 1, J Saltalamacchia 1. Team LOB – 2.  Fielding DP – 1 (D Pedroia-M Aviles-A Gonzalez).  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg J. Donald 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .186     J. Hannahan 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 A. Cabrera ss 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 .281 S. Choo rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 .287 C. Santana dh 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .240 M. Brantley cf 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .291 S. Duncan lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .216     E. Carrera lf 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .385 B. Lillibridge 3b-2b 4 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 .202 C. Kotchman 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .224 L. Marson c 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .242  Totals 27 5 6 5 1 4 7 3 7  Batting 2B – C Santana (21, C Breslow); B Lillibridge (3, M Melancon). HR – B Lillibridge (1, 3rd inning off F Morales 0 on, 0 Out). S – L Marson. SF – M Brantley. RBI – M Brantley (50), E Carrera (3), B Lillibridge 2 (4), L Marson (10). 2-out RBI – E Carrera. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Duncan 1, B Lillibridge 1. GIDP – C Santana. Team LOB – 5.  Base Running SB – A Cabrera (6, 3rd base off F Morales/J Saltalamacchia), S Choo (13, 2nd base off F Morales/J Saltalamacchia), E Carrera (2, 2nd base off C Mortensen/J Saltalamacchia).  Fielding Outfield assists – M Brantley, S Duncan.  Boston IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA F. Morales (L, 3-3) 5.1 2 3 3 4 6 1 1.16 3.29 A. Miller 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.01 3.03 M. Melancon 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.50 7.39 C. Breslow 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.12 3.38 C. Mortensen 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.95 1.71  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA Z. McAllister (W, 5-4) 8.0 3 2 2 0 4 0 1.22 3.46 C. Perez (S, 31) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.20 3.80
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