Red Sox - 000 003 000 - 3 10 0 Cleveland - 000 100 010 - 2 6 0Craig Kimbrel provided yet another white-knuckle ninth inning. Calling upon to uphold the Red Sox's one-run lead, the closer allowed a leadoff double to Francisco Lindor. Then he walked Mike Napoli, putting the potential winning run at first base.
Kimbrel rallied, striking out Carlos Santana and pinch-hitter Jason Kipnis. He fell behind Abraham Almonte 3-0, one pitch away from loading the bases. Kimbrel then got two strikes on Almonte, gave up a loud foul ball, and - on his 28th pitch of the inning - got Almonte to pop out to Pedroia.
Boston got their runs on home runs from David Ortiz (with Dustin Pedroia aboard) and Jackie Bradley.
Pomeranz: 7.2-5-2-2-6, 104. Fernand Abad relieved him in with a man on second in the bottom of the eighth and retired the one batter he faced.
On to Baltimore!
Pedroia, 2BRecalled: Infielders Deven Marrero and Marco Hernandez, and pitcher Heath Hembree.