CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 6-0 in Game 2 of the ALDS.
It started slow for both teams Friday night at Progressive Field. But in the bottom of the second, the Indians bats came alive.
Carlos Santana singled to left field, then Jose Ramirez had a base hit to the pitcher. Brandon Guyer’s single knocked in Santana.
With two on, Lonnie Chisenhall homered to right field. That gave Cleveland a 4-0 lead.
Indians pitcher Corey Kluber struck out two more in the third. He faced nine batters in first three innings.
The Cy Young contender hit a rough patch in the fourth. He walked two batters with one out, bringing David Ortiz to the plate. Big Papi popped out and Kluber struck out Hanley Ramirez.
In the bottom of the forth, Guyer singled to the shortstop then Roberto Perez walked. That’s when Boston pitcher David Price was taken out of the game and replaced with Matt Barnes.
Jason Kipnis hit a single to left field and that scored Perez.
Kluber allowed one hit in the fifth inning and one hit in the sixth.
Guyer had yet another single and a sacrifice fly by Rajai Davis scored the run.
Kluber walked Sandy Leon and hit Jackie Bradley Jr. He came out after seven strikeouts over more than seven scoreless innings. Dan Otero struck out one and a ground out finished the inning.