CLEVELAND – Every time the 2019 Red Sox have a positive moment, it seems to be washed away quickly.
Monday night was no different.
The Indians walked off the Sox by a 6-5 final when Carlos Santana led off the ninth inning with a home run off Marcus Walden. The homer came just minutes after the Red Sox tied the game with a two-out ninth inning RBI double by Xander Bogaerts.
The Sox saw their comeback fall short after trailing all night long. Eduardo Rodriguez was hit hard early, serving up a two-run homer to Franmil Reyes in the first inning and a three-run shot to Jose Ramirez in the third. He settled down and lasted six innings and gave up 10 hits.
J.D. Martinez and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered in the losing effort. Brock Holt and Andrew Benintendi added run scoring doubles.
Indians starter Zach Plesac lasted five innings and gave up three runs on seven hits in the winning effort.
The Red Sox and Indians will continue their series on Tuesday night. Chris Sale (6-11, 4.41 ERA) will oppose Mike Clevinger (7-2, 3.02 ERA).