If game one of this series is going to foreshadow anything we are in for a treat. Tonight’s game is what is great about playoff baseball you had everything runs, hits, great fielding, close calls, and home runs. Lots of home runs, to be honest, there was a total of 6 solo homers in tonight’s game.
The Red Sox got on the board first in the first inning when Ramírez doubled to center, Pedroia scored, Holt would also score but be out at home after review. The Indians were quick to tie it up 1-to-1 as in the bottom of the second Chisenhall singled to center, scoring Ramírez.
Then the third inning began and started the home run party. Benintendi in his first career playoff at-bat homered to right breaking the tie 2-to-1.The party would continue but unfortunately, it would continue for the Indians, not one, not twice, but three times in a row. It was not one of Porcello’s finest moments. Pérez homered to right, then Kipnis homered to right, then Lindor would homer to right. That inning finally came to an end and it was 4-2 Indians.
Sandy Leon also joined the party in the 3rd inning with a homer to right. Porcello was pulled in the next inning picking a total of four and a third inning giving up 6 hits, 5 runs, and of course 3 home runs.
As the eighth inning came around the Red Sox were rallying trying to come back and Brock Holt would answer the bell by taking a ball deep and making it a one-run game. But it was too little too short as the Red Sox could not complete the comeback and will lose game 1 of the ALSD.
It will be a quick turnaround for the Sox as game 2 is tomorrow afternoon. David Price will be on the mound against the Corey Kluber first pitch is at 4:38 PM.