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
But Branyan delivered, looping a single over second baseman
Dustin Pedroia in shallow right field.
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