"It's pretty fun," Sowers said.
Now the left-hander is hoping the fun continues Wednesday night in Boston, when he makes his Fenway Park debut. The historic park isn't known to favor pitchers. But with the way Sowers has been throwing lately, that might not be an issue.
CLE: LHP Jeremy Sowers (3-3, 3.98 ERA)
After a rough start to his Major League career that saw him give up seven home runs in his first four starts, Sowers has pitched brilliantly in his last two outings. He has thrown back-to-back complete game shutouts, thanks to extraordinary command of his stuff and a pitching acumen that is advanced beyond his years. Over those 18 innings, he has given up just nine hits and two walks.
BOS: LHP Jon Lester (5-1, 3.49 ERA)
Carrying an unbeaten record through his first nine Major League starts, Lester suffered the first loss of his career against the Angels on Friday night. Lester pitched well through six innings, but could not escape a jam in the seventh that ended his day. He allowed five runs and 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings, but managed not to walk a batter for the first time in his career.
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Official game notes
Thursday: Indians (RHP Jake Westbrook, 7-7, 4.31) at Red Sox (RHP Josh Beckett, 13-5, 4.76), 7:05 p.m. ET
Friday: Indians (LHP Cliff Lee, 9-8, 4.70) at Tigers (RHP Jeremy Bonderman, 11-5, 3.65), 7:05 p.m. ET
Saturday: Indians (RHP Paul Byrd, 7-6, 5.00) at Tigers (LHP Kenny Rogers, 11-5, 4.63), 7:05 p.m. ET
Anthony Castrovince is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.