Indians Top Red Sox 7-3

The Cleveland Indians used one big uprising to beat Boston 7-3 and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the American League Championship Series.

After four shutout innings, Cleveland erupted with seven runs in the fifth inning while knocking out Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. Casey Blake had a solo homer and Jhonny Peralta climaxed the big inning with his second three-run home run of the series.

It's the second time in this series that the Indians have scored seven runs in one inning. The Indians did it in Game 2 when they scored seven runs in the eleventh inning to win 13-6.

Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez hit consecutive solo home runs in the top of the sixth. That was the first time a team has hit three straight homers in a league championship series and second time it's happened in postseason history. Paul Byrd gave up the first two home runs but got the win for Cleveland.

The Indians can earn a World Series trip to Colorado with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night. Boston sends out 20-game winner Josh Beckett against 19-game winner C.C. Sabathia. The teams have Wednesday off.

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