JBJ’s big night tarnished by bad Sox pitching

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The Boston Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians in an offensive showdown 14-9. Despite a three for four, two extra-base hit night by Jackie Bradley Jr., Boston lost the series to the punchless Indians’ lineup. Moreover, the pitching was bad enough to surrender 14 runs to the punchless Indians’ lineup.

Boston slammed four homers courtesy of JBJ, Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi. They tallied 14 hits, including five players recording multi-hit games.

Ryan Weber made the start for the Red Sox, spanning four innings of seven earned run baseball. This was a significant departure from his strong six inning outing against the Toronto Blue Jays. He was left in too long and Alex Cora opted to bring in the weaker bullpen arms after him. Josh Taylor, Colten Brewer and Hector Velazquez combined for seven earned runs in four innings. Essentially, they matched Weber.

Meanwhile, Boston offensive surge was for naught.

Now, the Boston Red Sox leave Fenway to take on the New York Yankees to start a four-game series. Chris Sale will take on J.A. Happ for Game One at 7:05 p.m. eastern.

Patrick Green

Founder and owner of Red Sox Unfiltered. Communications major at UNCC.

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