Recap - big 5th inning helps Red Sox beat Cleveland

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

A pair of home runs from J.D. Martinez (pictured) and 6.2 serviceable innings from Rick Porcello helped the Red Sox pummel Cleveland 12-5 Monday afternoon at Fenway Park.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Martinez's blasts - one of which bounced off the glove of right fielder Oscar Mercado - were part of a 13-hit Boston offense, which included a Sandy Leon home run, two doubles by Jackie Bradley Jr., and multi-hit games from Mookie Betts, Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, and Michael Chavis.

Porcello allowed three earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four to even his record at 4-4.

The Boston defense was on display in the top of the fifth inning with a diving catch by Betts in right and a diving stop at second by Brock Holt, playing in his first game back from the injured list.

The Red Sox offense then put up six runs in the bottom of the inning, highlighted by RBI doubles by Rafael Devers, Bogaerts and JBJ, and Leon's three-run homer.

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