A rain delay lasting longer than two hours forced the Red Sox and Indians to play deep into the Cleveland night before Asdrubal Cabrera hit a gsme-winning 3-run home run in the bottom of the 12th inning to give Cleveland an 7-4 win over the Red Sox at Progressive Field.
Once again, Cleveland scored in the first inning for the third straight game to take an early 1-0 lead. David Ortiz blasted his 13th home run of the season in the sixth inning off Indians starter Corey Kluber to put Boston ahead 2-1. The two-run shot scored Xander Bogaerts, who was hit for the second straight night to lead off the inning.
A.J. Pierzynski was tossed to start the bottom of the frame. Workman walked Asdrubal Cabrera on four pitches, Pierzynski turned to get a different ball from home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott and seconds later he got thrown out. Pierzynski left after a 1-for-3 night.
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Brandon Workman (pictured) was having one of his best nights on the mound prior to the sixth. After the walk to Cabrera, he gave up a single to Michael Brantley, sending Cabrera to third. Chris Capuano was summoned from the bullpen, but gave up a game-tying single to Jason Kipnis. A bunt single loaded the bases and David Murphy delivered a two-run single to put the Tribe up 4-2. Capuano didn't record an out, but Burke Badenhop came on to close out the inning without further damage.
Workman finished allowing three runs on four hits in 5-plus innings with three strikeouts and two walks.
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