May 27, 2019

G54: Red Sox 12, Cleveland 5

Cleveland - 201 000 200 -  5  9  1
Red Sox   - 002 161 11x - 12 13  1
The Red Sox's 12-5 win over Cleveland on Monday afternoon was a team effort. Of the nine batters in Boston's lineup, eight got a hit, eight scored a run, and seven knocked in a run.

J.D. Martinez hit two solo home runs, Sandy León cracked a three-run dong, Jackie Bradley had two run-producing doubles, and Andrew Benintendi, the only batter not to join the hit parade, walked twice, stole a base, and scored a run.

Cleveland led 3-0 in the middle of the third, but that's when the Red Sox's offense got going. Benintendi walked with two outs and stole second. He scored on Mookie Betts's single, and Betts continued on to third on right fielder's Oscar Mercado's fielding error and scored on a wild pitch. Brock Holt tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth, with his single scoring Xander Bogaerts.

The Red Sox took the lead and broke the game wide open in the fifth. Betts (who made a great diving catch in the top of the inning) singled and went to second on a balk. Rafael Devers doubled him home. After Martinez lined out to center, Bogaerts doubled Devers in. Michael Chavis was intentionally walked and Oliver Perez replaced Jefry Rodriguez (4.1-8-7-3-6, 101). Holt grounded into a fielder's choice for the second out. Bradley knocked in one run with a double to center and Leon hit a three-run shot to left.

Martinez homered in the sixth and eighth. Bradley's other double scored the run in the seventh.

Porcello: 6.2-8-5-3-4, 110. Two of the five runs he gave up were unearned.
Jefry Rodriguez / Rick Porcello
Benintendi, LF
Betts, RF
Devers, 3B
Martinez, DH
Bogaerts, SS
Chavis, 1B
Holt, 2B
Bradley, CF
León, C
Dustin Pedroia has stopped his rehabilitation assignment with Portland and the Red Sox have moved him to the 60-day injured list.

Brock Holt is now back with the team and Darwinzon Hernandez was optioned to Portland.

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