Red Sox Squeezed By The Indians, Remain Winless
Red Sox drop to 0-6, lose 1-0 to Indians on bunt
CLEVELAND (AP) – The winless Boston Red Sox lost their sixth in
a row when the Cleveland Indians squeezed home the only run in the
eighth inning, then trapped pinch-runner Darnell McDonald off
second base for the final out Thursday in a 1-0 victory.
The Red Sox are off their worst start since 1945, when they lost
a team-record eight straight. Boston, favored by many to win the
World Series, returns to Fenway Park for its home opener Friday
against the Yankees.
Asdrubal Cabrera's suicide-squeeze bunt put the Indians ahead in
their fourth straight victory.
David Ortiz drew a two-out walk in the ninth and McDonald ran
for him. J.D. Drew bounced a single off pitcher Chris Perez that
caromed to third baseman Adam Everett. McDonald rounded second,
fell and was caught.
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