Indians Top Boston Red Sox 5-2
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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Saturday night at Progressive Field.
The Tribe posted the first run of the game on a left field homer by Brent Lillibridge in the third inning. Boston managed to keep up and score two runs in the following inning, but it wasn’t enough to secure the win. An RBI single to left center by Lillibridge brought Michael Brantley home, bringing the game to a 2-2 tie. The Tribe then topped Boston in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly to left field sending Asdrubal Cabrera in for another run.
Lillibridge hit a double in the bottom of the seventh, with an out by Casey Kotchman sending him to third. From there an out on Lou Marson allowed Lillibridge to score, making it a 4-2 game. The Tribe sealed the deal at the bottom of the eighth with a single by Ezequiel Carrer allowing Carlos Santana to score the fifth and final run of the night for the Indians.
The Indians are now 53-61 with the win, giving pitcher Zach McAllister a 5-4 record this season.
The Tribe takes on the Red Sox again Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Progressive field.