Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Indians scored two runs in the seventh following a catcher’s error and a bases-loaded walk as they defeated the Boston Red Sox, 3-2 Saturday at Fenway Park.
David Ortiz doubled in a run in the first inning that scored Xander Bogaerts to give the Red Sox a 1-0 advantage.
Asdrubal Cabrera had an RBI double to tie the game in the third inning.
Jonny Gomes then scored Dustin Pedroia on a double play grounder to give the lead back to the Red Sox, 2-1.
Cabrera and Michael Brantley opened the seventh with consecutive singles, putting runners on the corners with no outs.
Then Jason Kipnis rolled over a pitch to second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who sent the ball to catcher A.J. Pierzynski in an effort to nab Cabrera at the plate.
But Pierzynski lost the ball on the tag attempt for an error, allowing Cabrera a run for a 2-2 tie.
Craig Breslow retired the next two batters before walking David Murphy to load the bases. Then Carlos Santana drew a five-pitch walk against Breslow’s reliever Junichi Tazawa that forced in a run for a 3-2 Indians lead.
John Axford (2-3) earned the win with one scoreless inning in relief of T.J. House, and Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his seventh save.
Breslow (2-2) took the loss, allowing two unearned runs and two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.