Red Sox - 001 001 100 - 3 10 1 Cleveland - 300 000 20x - 5 11 0The Red Sox had just battled back and tied the game at 3-3, when Jake Peavy (6.1-8-5-1-3, 106) gave up a walk and a single to start the bottom of the seventh. He got a force play at third for one out, then handed the ball over to Andrew Miller.
Michael Bourn smacked Miller's 2-1 offering to deep left. Jonny Gomes was playing shallow and the ball sailed over his head and one-hopped the wall. Both baserunners scored. And the Red Sox went quietly in the eighth and ninth innings.
After Boston had stranded men at second and third in the top of the first inning, Peavy allowed singles to the first five Cleveland hitters in the home half. Those hits resulted in two runs, and a third runner scored on a double play.
Xander Bogaerts homered in the third to put the Red Sox on the board. Gomes walked in the sixth and eventually scored on Jonathan Herrera's single. In the seventh, Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia hit back-to-back doubles off reliever Scott Atchison, which tied the game.
Herrera singled with one out in the eighth, bringing the potential tying run to the plate. Brock Holt was cheated out of an at-bat by home plate umpire Gerry Davis. Holt was called out on strikes, but two of the strikes were obviously balls high out of the strike zone. Cody Allen came in from the bullpen and retired Bogaerts on a fly to center.
In the ninth, Pedroia and Ortiz flied out to Bourn in right-center and pinch-hitter Grady Sizemore struck out.
The Red Sox - now 7.5 GB in the East - left 11 men on base, and went 2-for-11 with RATS.
Holt, 1BJake Peavy talks about his eye-sight.
It's a crazy thing and unfortunate thing that I have such stigmatisms, thin retinas in my eyes. The shape of them, I'm not a candidate for laser surgery ... the best they can really get my eyes is about 20-40. ... It's really the only thing I struggle with [reading signs]. I see the ball well enough off the bat and everything else. It's just the fingers are so small and so dark and we're trying to hide them from the other team.Last night's game was the 16th in which the Red Sox scored two or fewer runs. Boston is 0-16 in those games, one of two MLB teams (along with the White Sox) not to win a game in which they scored one or two runs.
Mookie Betts - .355/.443/.551 at Portland - has been promoted to Pawtucket. ... Farm report here. ... Gordon Edes points out that both Jacoby Ellsbury and Jarrod Saltamacchia had "miserable" Mays.