Boston starter Drew Pomeranz held the American League's second best offense in check for 7.2 innings and the offense supplied a pair of home runs as the Red Sox beat the Indians 3-2 at Progressive Field on Monday afternoon.
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Pomeranz (pictured) turned in his best performance of the season in a Red Sox uniform, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six. His lone bumps were a solo home run and run-scoring double, both by Rajai Davis.
Fernando Abad got the final out of the eighth inning with the tying run on base.
Craig Kimbrel gave up a leadoff double and a walk in the bottom of the ninth before striking out two and getting an infield popup for the final out.
The win was Pomeranz's first with the Red Sox and evened his record at 9-9. It was also the longest outing of his career at the major league level.
David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. went deep for Boston in a three-run sixth inning off Cleveland starting pitcher Josh Tomlin. For Ortiz, it was his 27th home run of the season and it came with a man on. JBJ's was his 19th.
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