Cleveland Walks Off With A Win Against The Red Sox

CLEVELAND (AP) – Russell Branyan hit a two-out, two-run single

in the ninth inning Thursday night, rallying the Cleveland Indians

to a crazy 8-7 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Cleveland overcame three errors in one inning by third baseman

Andy Marte, a blown save by Kerry Wood and an eighth-inning

disruption by two unruly fans.

Adrian Beltre's two-out, two-run homer in the ninth off Wood

(1-2) put Boston ahead 7-6. The Indians quickly loaded the bases

with no outs in the bottom half against Daniel Bard (1-2).

Bard, closing while Jonathan Papelbon is on the bereavement

list, then struck out Travis Hafner and retired Jhonny Peralta on a

foulout.

But Branyan delivered, looping a single over second baseman

Dustin Pedroia in shallow right field.

 

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