The Boston Red Sox used a strong start from right-hander Doug Fister and a balanced scoring effort to zip past the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Monday night at Fenway Park.

The Indians dropped their second consecutive game, struggling both offensively and defensively.

Meanwhile, Fister, who came into the game with a record of 0-5 and an ERA over seven, shut down the Indians over 7 2/3 innings, only allowing five hits and two runs while striking out five.

Mookie Betts, and Eduardo Nunez provided most of the offense for the Red Sox as they took the first game of a three-game weekend series.