Red Sox lose 2nd game in a row
(NEWS CENTER)-- A three run first inning and a Michael Bourn two run double in the seventh lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
Bourn was the first batter Andrew Miller faced in the seventh and he welcomed Miller by hitting a ball over Jonny Gomes head in right field. Gomes quickly played it off the wall but both runners scored the Indians never looked back. Bourn was one of four Indians with two hits.
Cleveland started off the game firing on all cylinders. They jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning thanks to five singles.
Xander Bogaerts was a bright spot for the Sox once again. He hit a solo home run in the third inning to bring Boston to within two runs. Bogaerts finished the night 2-4 with two runs batted in and two runs scored. This was the second straight game Bogaerts has gone yard.
Nick Hagadone (1-0) picked up the win in relief and Cody Allen pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save. Jake Peavy (1-3) took the loss for Boston, giving up eight hits and five runs in 6 1/3 innings pitched.
The Red Sox will try avoid the three-game sweep tomorrow at Progressive Field. Brandon Workman (0-0, 3.24) is expected to take the mound even though he was hit with a six game suspension for throwing at Rays third baseman Evan Longoria Friday. The Indians will send out Corey Kluber (6-3, 3.04). First pitch is set for 7:05.