BOSTON — Editor's Note: The above video is from a previously published story
Alex Verdugo hit an RBI single with bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.
Verdugo’s two-strike hit over Daniel Johnson’s head in right field spoiled a comeback try by Cleveland, which tied with three runs in the top of the ninth.
Boston took the lead in the seventh inning when Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer, his 33rd of the season.
Bobby Bradley hit an RBI double in the top of the ninth inning, and Franmil Reyes tied the score with a two-run homer, his 25th.
“The games we’ve played against Boston, in Cleveland and here, they’ve been good baseball games,” Cleveland acting manager DeMarlo Hale said. “It’s been a swing back and forward. This team is going to keep fighting."
Adam Ottavino (5-3) got win. Bryan Shaw (6-7) took the loss.
Boston went into the ninth with what appeared to be a comfortable three-run lead.
The Indians rallied in the top of the ninth off right-hander Adam Ottavino, the first home run he’s allowed this season. Reyes had a pinch-hit homer with two outs after Ramirez led off the ninth with a single and scored on Bradley’s double.
In the bottom of the ninth, pinch-hitter Travis Shaw led off with an infield single off right-hander Bryan Shaw. With two out, Devers walked and Alex Young replaced Shaw. After an intentional walk to Martinez, Verdugo stroked an RBI single and Boston won its fourth straight.
Cleveland rookie right-hander Eli Morgan struck out seven over 5 2/3 innings. Boston rookie right-hander Tanner Houck went five innings with seven strikeouts.
Watch Reyes' game-tying home run and hear Tom Hamilton's radio call below:
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