#RedSox Game Summary (August 21) Overthrown 

#RedSox Game Summary (August 21) Overthrown. The Red Sox saw their early lead overthrown in this one, and Brock Holt’s overthrow to home cost the game in the 9th. The Sox scored first in this one with a 2 run jack by Andrew Benintendi in the 1st off Cleveland starter Mike Clevenger. The Indians came roaring back with 3 in the 2nd when Sox starter Eduardo Rodríguez allowed a single to Jay Bruce, walked Brandon Guyer, then gave up a 3 run bomb to Roberto Perez. Boston got the lead back on a 2 run dinger by Hanley Ramírez in the 5th. Rodríguez was hot and cold in this one, going deep into counts and throwing a lot of pitches. He was relieved in the 6th by Joe Kelly, who cooled things down, and then in the 8th, Matt Barnes came on, and things heated up again, after Matt walked one man and gave up a single, and did not look good doing it, as his pitches were all over the place. A RBI single by Edwin Encarnación off Heath Hembree tied the game. Then came the 9th. Brandon Guyer doubled to lead off the inning against Brandon Workman. When Roberto Pérez tried to bunt him to third, Holt, after misplaying the ball, fired it home to prevent Guyer from scoring, but did just the opposite as the ball sailed out of reach of catcher Christian Vázquez, allowing the winning run to score. There has been a lot of criticism of John Farrell’s pitching choices, but I felt his explanation in the post-game interview made sense. Also, this game saw not only a player leave with an injury (Andrew Miller) but also an umpire (Hunter Wendelstedt). Cleveland beat Boston, 5-4, at Progressive Field. Record: 71-53. Game 124/38.

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