Big Dan's Ramblings

Ramblings from a Boston Boy stuck in New York

Tribe Splits with Sox

Boston Red SoxJohn Lester blew a five-run lead for the first time in his career and the Boston Red Sox fell to the Cleveland Indians 8-7 on Thursday night. Not much else to say here – the Sox took a 5-0 lead into the 2nd inning when some weird things started to happen. Lester started to get dinked and dunked while the Indians chipped the Sox lead down to 5-3 in the third ended up taking the lead heading into the 9th inning. A 2-run shot gave the Sox a 7-6 lead and setup Daniel Bard for a save. Long story short, Bard gave up a hit and a few walks to put the winning run on second. A bloop single from Russell Branyan brought in two runs and ended the Sox night.

Russell Branyan rescues Cleveland Indians from evening of bloopers against Boston Red Sox – The Plain Dealer
Red Sox can’t hold on – Boston Globe
The hurts mount for the Sox – ESPN.com
Red Sox-Indians: Let’s just forget this train wreck – Boston Herald

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