Sowers hungry for another gem vs. Sox

Sowers hungry for another gem vs. Sox

Jeremy Sowers already showed what he can do for an encore. So how about the encore of the encore?

Six days after tossing a complete-game shutout at home against the Twins, Sowers took the mound against the Mariners last Friday and did it again.

How does it feel to toss consecutive shutouts as a 23-year-old rookie in the big leagues? Exactly how you'd think it feels.

"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.

Pitching matchup
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.

On the Internet
 Gameday Audio
•  Gameday
•  Official game notes

On television

On radio
• WTAM 1100

Up next
• 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 This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.