BOSTON – A night after the Red Sox bullpen allowed seven runs in their final two innings of work, Boston’s starter allowed seven runs of his own.
The Cleveland Indians teed off on Ryan Weber en route to a 14-9 win Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
Weber went four innings and gave up eight hits.
The rest of the Red Sox pitching staff didn’t pitch well, either. Josh Taylor and Colten Brewer, fresh up from Pawtucket, allowed three runs combined, while Hector Velazquez was charged with four runs.
Andrew Benintendi drove in three runs and hit a two-run homer. Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, and Jackie Bradley Jr. also went deep.
The Red Sox open up a big series with the New York Yankees in the Bronx on Thursday. Chris Sale (1-6, 4.19 ERA) will take the ball against JA Happ (4-3, 5.09 ERA).
The Sox trail the Yankees by 7 1/2 games in the American League East.