Recap - Red Sox Handle Kluber

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The Red Sox scored twice off Cleveland ace Corey Kluber in 7.2 innings and added four more in the ninth inning to beat the Indians 6-1 on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

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Drew Pomeranz (pictured), making his first start after coming out of his previous outing with back spasms, went 5.1 innings shutting Cleveland down on just two hits. He walked four and struck out nine as his record improved to 13-9.

Mitch Moreland gave the Red Sox a 1-0 lead with a solo home run off Kluber in the top of the fifth. Mookie Betts made it 2-0 with a run-scoring single in the eighth.

Addison Reed gave up a home run in the Cleveland half of the eighth to Edwin Encarnacion.

In the ninth, Rafael Devers scored on a passed ball, Brock Holt doubled in a run and then scored on a home run by Eduardo Nunez.

Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth in a non-save situation.

The win put the Red Sox 20 games over .500 for the first time all season.

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