Drew Slams Sox Past Indians

By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2007 5:13 AM CDT
Cleveland Indians' Travis Hafner hangs his head after striking out against Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in the sixth inning of Game 6 of the American League Championship baseball series Saturday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Curt Schilling pitched seven strong innings last night and the Boston offense came through in a big way to launch the Red Sox over the Indians, 12-2, and force Game 7 of the ALCS, reports the Boston Herald. J.D. Drew set the tone in the first with a two-out grand slam off Cleveland ace Fausto Carmona.

Six more runs followed in the third, as 11 Red Sox batters came up to the plate, knocking Carmona out of the game and deconstructing Rafael Perez right out of the bullpen. The Indians, who recently boasted that "champagne tastes just as good on the road"—then watched their series lead dwindle—face Daisuke Matsuzaka in tonight's decisive game.