After Eduardo Nunez grounded out to lead off the game, Mookie Betts walked and Benintendi hit an 0-1 pitch from Clevinger into the seats in right field for his 18th homer of the season and fifth in the last 10 games, giving the Red Sox a 2-0 lead. I've already missed 12 days or something like that.
"That's not what we were hoping for, but we'll let the medical people put their heads together and see what they can do", Francona said.
Following him off the field was first baseman Carlos Santana, who left prior to the start of the eighth inning with lower-back tightness.
"Addison Reed was not available tonight, and [I] was trying to stay away from [Brandon Workman] as well, given the workload the previous series, the stress to the pitches that they threw in the NY series, so we went to Barnes in the eighth", Farrell explained after the loss. The two teams faced off against each other in the American League Division Series (ALDS) previous year, and it was evident some tension remained. Salazar allowed 12 hits and six runs in 4 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals. It's just at times, it nearly looks like he's pitching around guys.
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Cody Allen pitched a scoreless ninth and the Indians went to work early in the bottom of the inning. But Boston blew the game long before Holt's errant throw bounced off the glove of Rafael Devers.
After Guyer's leadoff double against Brandon Workman (0-1) in the ninth, Holt fielded the bunted ball and tried to throw out Guyer at third. "There was a lot of excitement, a lot of emotion. It was good to win". "I've got to keep it sharp", Perez said.
He played the entire 2009-10 season despite being unable to shoot free throws right-handed, and having, as his coach Bob Huggins put it to the New York Times, "no chance to shoot a jump shot". "I take a lot of pride in everything I do, whether it's defense, whether it's hitting, bunting, whatever it is". But, the knowledge that the team is capable of winning games against the best competition in Major League Baseball without being full strength is valuable too.
The Dodgers haven't lost consecutive games since July 20 and 21.