Salazar, Indians hold off Red Sox 3-1 in season finale
CLEVELAND — Danny Salazar finished his first season as a full-time starter on a positive note, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday in their 2015 finale.
Salazar (14-10) gave up one run 5 1-3 innings to win for just the second time in six starts. The right-hander began the season at Triple-A Columbus, a demotion that served as a wake-up call for the 25-year-old, who bounced back and tied Carlos Carrasco for the team lead in wins.
Bryan Shaw worked out of a jam in the eighth, and Cody Allen got three outs for his 34th save.
The Indians battled inconsistency all season and finished 81-80, only the second time they were above .500 after April 9.
Boston starter Rick Porcello (9-15) came up short in his bid to hit double-digit wins for the seventh straight season. He allowed 10 hits in seven innings.