Recap - Cleveland Strikes First

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Cleveland homered three times off Rick Porcello in the third inning as the Indians beat the Red Sox 5-4 in Game One of the American League Division Series.

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Boston had leads of 1-0 and 2-1 before the Cleveland home run barrage began with solo blasts by Roberto Perez, Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor off Porcello (pictured).

The Red Sox launched long balls of their own - Andrew Benintendi, Sandy Leon and Brock Holt all went deep in the loss. Hanley Ramirez doubled home the other Boston run.

The Red Sox turn to David Price, he of the less-than-stellar post-season record, this afternoon in an attempt to not fall into a 2-0 hole against Cleveland.

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