Red Sox Lose to Cleveland 6-5 on Walk-Off Homer [VIDEO]
Monday night's 6-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland was another in a series of hard pills to swallow for Red Sox fans. After tying the game 5-5 in the top of the 9th Carlos Santana hit Marcus Walden's pitch into the stands to give the Indians the walk-off win.
The Red Sox were trailing 5-1 after 3 innings as Eduardo Rodriguez allowed 10 hits and 5 runs in 6 innings. He gave up 2 homers and struck out 5 while walking 3.
The Red Sox added 2 runs in the 4th inning to make the score 5-3 as JD Martinez hit a solo homer, his 28th of the season.
Jackie Bradley Jr. brought the Red Sox to within 1 run in the 7th with his 13th homer.
In the 9th inning Xander Boaerts drove in the tying run with a double with 2 outs.
The Red Sox had 12 hits with Bogaerts, Martinez, Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland all having 2 hits.
Darwinzon Hernandez went 1.1 inning allowing just 1 hit. Walden got the final 2 outs in the 8th, but with the bullpen depleted, he had to go back out in the 9th inning and the 5th pitch, went over the fence.
Prior to the game Manager Alex Cora announced that pitcher Andrew Cashner was being removed from the starting rotation and would go to the bullpen.
The Red Sox are 3-12 in their last 15 games, since July 28th and are now 8.5 games out of the 2nd wild card spot. Chris Sale will go to the mound on Tuesday, with the pregame starting at 6:10 and first pitch at 7:10. Hear this and every Red Sox game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle