Red Sox blow lead, game to Indians

Lynette Rowe
August 22, 2017

The Red Sox and Indians will play Game 2 of their four-game series Tuesday night at Progressive Field.

But Wendelstedt then left the game before the the seventh inning began.

Red Sox first baseman Brock Holt fielded the ball and elected to try and gun Guyer down at third.

Andrew Benintendi gave Boston a 2-0 lead in the first inning when he drove an 0-1 pitch from Clevinger into the right field seats with Mookie Betts aboard.

In the fifth inning, Perez made a sensational catch on a foul pop to retire red-hot Boston rookie Andrew Benintendi, and almost thew out the speedy Mookie Betts on a steal attempt at second base.

Clevinger was paying attention to the wrong guy.

The lead lasted until the eighth, which was started by Barnes.

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He walked the leadoff batter, an often-poisonous mistake for the otherwise successful reliever, - and allowed a single to Austin Jackson.

The Indians also reported a second injury on Monday.

- Carrasco has allowed just one run in 13.2 innings over his last two starts, but was roughed up by the Red Sox on August 1 to the tune of five runs in just 1.2 innings. His first win for the Red Sox after being dealt from the Padres last season came against the Indians last August. Rodriguez threw 98 pitches, 61 (62 percent) for strikes.

Home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt, center is attended to by a Cleveland Indians trainer as Indians' catcher Roberto Perez and umpire Andy Fletcher, left and Alan Porter, right, watch during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Cleveland, Monday Aug. 21, 2017.

Former Red Sox lefty Andrew Miller entered to start the seventh and walked Betts.

The team announced that Miller was suffering from re-aggravated patellar tendinitis, so it may be a matter of bringing him back from the disabled list too soon.

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