Red Sox comeback to defeat Indians 7-4

BOSTON — After trailing 3-1, and 4-3 the Red Sox finally came all the way back to defeat the Indians 7-4 Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park.

Trailing 4-3 entering the bottom half of the eighth inning and the tying run on second base with two outs, pinch-hitter Mike Carp tied the game with a wall-ball double, scoring Pedro Ciriaco who doubled earlier in the inning. Dustin Pedroia, the next hitter, followed suit with another wall-ball double scoring Carp for the game-winner.

Daniel Nava added a two-RBI single on a play in which the Indians misplayed a popup to shallow left field to account for the sixth and seventh runs later in the inning. It was the third time the Red Sox have won a game in which they trailed after seven innings this season.

“We started to chip away, obviously with Pedey [Pedroia] with the 0-2 double which was seemingly the big blow and then we caught a break with the wind blowing, a base hit for two runs off of Nava’s bat,” said manager John Farrell. “Once again Mike Carp steps up in a key spot and gets a first pitch fastball for a double the other way. Just a very good come-from-behind team win today.”

Starter Jon Lester went seven innings and allowed four runs on 10 hits and struck out eight, while throwing 124 pitches. The hits, strikeouts and pitches were all season-high’s. Three of the four runs he allowed came with two outs. Junichi Tazawa pitched the eighth inning to earn the win, while Andrew Bailey earned his sixth save with a scoreless ninth.

The Red Sox scored their first run in the second on an RBI single from Ciriaco, another in the fourth and eventually tied the game in the sixth on a sacrifice fly from Jonny Gomes. No. 8 and 9 hitters Jose Iglesias and Ciriaco led the offense going a combined 6-for-8, scoring four runs. Pedroia had a solid afternoon as well going 2-for-4 with two doubles.

The teams will wrap up their four-game series Sunday afternoon (1:35, NESN) where Felix Doubront will take to the mound for the Sox and be opposed by Corey Kluber.

What they’ll be saying: As the case with the team of late they have gotten their hits in bunches, as they had four in the four-run eighth inning, including three doubles. Farrell has been very good of late with his in-game decisions, deciding to pinch-hit Carp for Gomes in the eighth, but not in the sixth as both moves paid off … Lester didn’t have his best stuff early on, but seemed to get it going from the fourth inning on. Five of his eight strikeouts came after the fourth inning. Although he took a no-decision the Red Sox are 8-3 in games he starts.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Hillary Clinton headed to Boston for women's leadership…

Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to visit Massachusetts Wednesday amid continuing speculation about making another bid for the presidency in 2016.

Local

Boston Marathon: Marathoners ready to run, honor victims

Scores of runners will cross the Boston Marathon starting line in Hopkinton Monday and embark on a 26.2-mile journey to Boston in honor of the victims.

Local

MIT student, Rhodes scholar, dies

Eliana Hechter, a student at MIT and Harvard, died, her family said. The announcement was posted on MIT's website.

Local

Video: Car crashes into Cambridge store, man arrested…

A Cambridge man was arrested on gun and drug charges after crashing his car into a Massachusetts Avenue storefront early Saturday morning.

Television

‘Mad Men’ recap: Season 7, Episode 2, ‘A…

Peggy and Lou are horrible, Bert's racist, Don is honest(ish) and Roger and Pete are frustrated. "A Day's Work" not quite worthy of "This Will Be Our Year."

Television

'Game of Thrones' recap: Season 4, Episode 3,…

The problem with the devil you know is that ignoring them doesn’t mean they simply lie in wait. It allows them time to do things…

Television

Discovery cancels 'Everest Jump Live' special in wake…

The Discovery Channel has indicated it will not be moving forward with "Everest Jump Live," a planned special about mountain climber Joby Ogwyn's effort to…

The Word

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer drama continues

  News broke late last week that "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested…

MLB

Red Sox and Orioles meet Monday morning at…

Red Sox and Orioles meet Monday morning at 11 a.m.

NHL

NHL video highlights: Bruins smack down Red Wings…

NHL video highlights: Bruins smack down Red Wings in Game 2

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win

NHL

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.