The Cleveland Indians rallied for single runs in the eighth and ninth innings in a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Red Sox on Monday night.
Some shaky relief pitching and an error by Brock Holt sealed the deal for Boston.
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Leading 4-3 entering the bottom of the eighth, reliever Matt Barnes (pictured) issued a lead-off walk and a single before being replaced by Heath Hembree. With one out, Hembree allowed a single to tie the game.
In the ninth, Brandon Workman was greeted by a lead-off double by Brandon Guyer. Roberto Perez laid down a sacrifice bunt that was fielded by first baseman Holt who attempted to get Guyer at third, only to throw the ball away.
Andrew Benintendi had given the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in the top of the first with his 18th home run of the year.
Cleveland took a 3-2 lead off of Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez in the bottom of the second on a three-run homer by Perez, a career .210 hitter.
Hanley Ramirez gave Boston the lead in the fifth with his 19th home run of the year.
Rodriguez went 5.2 innings for a no-decision. He allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five.
Cleveland reliever Andrew Miller left the game in the seventh with what was believed to be an issue with his right knee.
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