Indians Take Red Sox to Distance, Fell Short in Extras 7-6

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CLEVELAND--It was 6-1 Red Sox in the middle of the sixth and Chris Sale was dominating. Then Franmil Reyes delivered a booming two-run homer and the Indians comeback came fast and furious. Francisco Lindor tied the game in the ninth with a double to force extras, but Jackie Bradley Jr connected with a go-ahead homer in the 10th to give Boston a much needed victory over Cleveland 7-6 in 10 innings. With the Minnesota Twins win over the Milwaukee Brewers, the Twins are now 0.5 game up in the AL Central.

 

Before we continue the recap of this game, here's how Corey Kluber did with Double-A Akron Tuesday night:

 

Lindor had a critical double in the seventh to drive home Greg Allen and Roberto Perez to bring the score to 6-5. This was huge to get Red Sox starter Chris Sale, out of the game.

 
 

Lindor once again drove in Allen in the ninth with a double.

 

However with Oscar Mercado up to bat, Lindor had a bad jump in his attempt to steal third and was caught. Below is what Indians manager Terry Francona had to say about the steal:

 

Because the Red Sox were able to survive the ninth, Brandon Workman (9-1) is credited with the win. Nick Wittgren (4-1) who gave up the Bradley Jr homer in the 10th takes his first loss.

The Red Sox used Nathan Eovaldi out of the bullpen in the ninth for six pitches to stretch the game into extras. However, Eovaldi was scheduled to be Boston's Wednesday afternoon starter. Boston has not announced a replacement starter.

Cleveland will start 2019 All-Star MVP RHP Shane Bieber (12-4, 3.28) Wednesday afternoon in the final game of the three game series.

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