Back On Track

Another Sunday, another afternoon at the ballpark. This time around, I had the opportunity to spent another nine — and only nine — innings at Fenway Park as the Indians wrapped up a four-game series with the Red Sox.

Hoping to make it a three-game winning streak, the Sox did not disappoint the hometown fans, wrapping up the series with a 12-1 win and taking three of four from the Tribe.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox starting pitcher Daniel Bard pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the second inning at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

5/12/2012 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox starting pitcher Daniel Bard pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the second inning at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson pitches to Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia in the first inning at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

5/12/2012 -- BOSTON -- Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson pitches to Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia in the first inning at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox center fielder Ryan Sweeney makes a catch in center field after misjudging the fly ball in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

5/12/2012 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox center fielder Ryan Sweeney makes a catch in center field after misjudging the fly ball in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis reacts after getting doubled up at first base in the fifth inning at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

5/12/2012 -- BOSTON -- Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis reacts after getting doubled up at first base in the fifth inning at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava steals second base ahead of the tag from Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis in the sixth inning at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

5/12/2012 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava steals second base ahead of the tag from Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis in the sixth inning at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava reacts after scoring in the sixth inning on a dropped catch in the outfield against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

5/12/2012 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava smiles at the dugout after scoring in the sixth inning on a dropped catch in the outfield against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles slides into Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera while stealing second base in the sixth inning at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

5/12/2012 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles slides into Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera while stealing second base in the sixth inning at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks cheers at home plate after scoring in the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

5/12/2012 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks cheers at home plate after scoring in the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia tracks his two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

5/12/2012 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia tracks his two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- From left, Red Sox outfielders Ryan Sweeney, Marlon Byrd and Daniel Nava celebrate the Red Sox' 12-1 win over the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

5/12/2012 -- BOSTON -- From left, Red Sox outfielders Ryan Sweeney, Marlon Byrd and Daniel Nava celebrate the Red Sox' 12-1 win over the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012.

Oh, and hey, check it out. It’s Dice-K, hanging out with Bobby Valentine before the game!

Boston, Mass. -- Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka gets a pat on the back from manager Bobby Valentine, center, with assistant pitching coach Randy Niemann, before a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Photo by KELVIN  MA (Kelvin Ma)

5/12/2012 -- BOSTON -- Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka gets a pat on the back from manager Bobby Valentine, center, with assistant pitching coach Randy Niemann, before a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 13, 2012. Matsuzaka, who is recovering from Tommy John Surgery, is currently rehabbing with Triple A Pawtucket.

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