Red Sox Win Wild One 7-6 Beat Cleveland in 10 Innings [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox won a wild one in Cleveland on Tuesday, August 13th, beating the Cleveland Indians 7-6 in 10 innings. Jackie Bradley Jr.'s homer in the 10th gave the Red Sox a must-win victory.
Chris Sale was cruising along, becoming the fastest major leaguer to 2000 career strikeouts. He struck out 12 in 6.2 innings. It took him 1626 innings to reach 2000. The previous fastest was Pedro Martinez who needed 1711.1 innings. Sale allowed just 5 hits, but 2 were home runs in his start. He was charged with 5 runs, but 2 were unearned as Rafael Devers made his 18th error in the 6th inning leading to 2 unearned runs.
Matt Barnes, Josh Taylor and Nathan Eovaldi combined for 1.1 inning of scoreless pitching. Brandon Workman allowed the tying run to score in the 9th inning for his 5th blown save of the season, but ended up with the "vulture" win, as Andrew Cashner, demoted to the bullpen picked up his 1st save with Boston. Workman is now 9-1 on the season.
Eovaldi was scheduled to be the Boston starter in Wednesday's afternoon game, so the Red Sox will start Brian Johnson
Devers set career highs, going 6-6 from the plate with 4 doubles, driving in 3 runs.
Jackie Bradley Jr. was 2-4 with his 14th homer of the season.
Mookie Betts was 2-5 with a triple. JD Martinez was 2-4 and newly recalled Marco Hernandez who got the start at 2nd base was 2-5.
The Red Sox are still 8.5 games out of the 2nd wild card spot, with a record of 63-59. The Red Sox will play the Indians in the final game of the 3 game series Wednesday afternoon, with the pregame starting at 12 Noon and 1st pitch at 1:10. Hear this and every Red Sox game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle