Originally posted on BuckeyeBanter.com  |  Last updated 5/11/12

Cleveland Indians' Jack Hannahan, right, celebrates his two-run home run that drove in Michael Brantley (23) as Boston Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach, rear, watches in the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Thursday, May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

As a Cleveland Indians fan, Josh Beckett can golf as much as he wants before facing the Tribe.

Beckett, a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, was shelled for seven runs on seven hits in 2.1 innings as the Indians went on to win 8-3 at Fenway Park, Thursday night.

Cleveland put up a three-spot in the second inning and added four more runs in the third, all off of Beckett.

In the second inning, first baseman Casey Kotchman plated Shin-Soo Choo with a sacrifice fly before third baseman Jack Hannahan ripped a two-out home run just over the short fence in right field to put the Tribe up 3-0.

During the four-run third, second baseman Jason Kipnis led off the frame with a solo homer to right-center that landed in the Red Sox’ bullpen. After Asdrubal Cabrera singled and designated hitter Travis Hafner drew a walk, Choo laced a one-out double off the wall in right-center that scored Cabrera. The very next hitter, center fielder Michael Brantley, drilled a two-bagger into the gap in left-center which brought home Hafner and Choo.

Brantley was the last batter Beckett faced as Andrew Miller came on in relief with one out in the third and the Indians leading 7-1. Beckett then walked off the mound to a chorus of boos.

Beckett missed a start last Saturday against Baltimore because because of soreness in the lat muscle behind his right shoulder. Turns out, Beckett was out on the golf course two days earlier.

The Indians added a run in the top of the ninth to make it 8-3 thanks to sac fly by catcher Carlos Santana that scored Kipnis, who earlier reached on a base hit.

The Red Sox scored a run in the second on Mike Aviles’ RBI single, a run in the fifth following RBI double from Daniel Nava, and Dustin Pedroia added a solo HR in the seventh.

Indians’ starting pitcher Derek Lowe returned to his former stomping grounds and lasted six innings, giving up two runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and a walk to improve his record to 5-1 on the season.

Up next, game two of the four-game series against Boston is Friday night as RHP Ubaldo Jiménez (3-2, 4.04 ERA) will start for Cleveland, and he will be opposed by RHP Clay Buchholz (3-1, 9.09 ERA). First pitch at Fenway Park is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

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