The Guardians dropped the last game of a 4-game series against the Boston Red Sox tonight, by a final score of 4-2. This was also the last regular season game against Boston, Cleveland losing the season series with 3 wins against 5 for Boston.
For Cleveland (Now 50-48), the offense started in the top of the 4th with a 413 ft Jose Ramirez home-run to right, his 20th dinger so far this season. After that it was quiet until the 8th, when OF Steven Kwan would hit into a double play that would allow C Luke Maile to score. This would be all for the Guardians. The loss went to starter Triston McKenzie (now 7-7), who pitched 7 full innings and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits, while earning 6 K’s and only letting one on with a walk.
For Boston (Now 50-50), the offense came down to the late middle innings, starting in the bottom of the 6th with SS Xavier Bogaerts hitting a 412 ft homerun to center, scoring CF Jarren Duran and LF Alex Verdugo as well as himself to put the team up 3-1. In the next inning, 3B Brian Dalbec hit a single to deep left to score 1B Franchy Cordero, the last offense for Boston. Jake Diekman earned the win while pitching in relief (now 5-1).
The Guardians will finish off the current road trip with a 3 game weekend series at the Tampa Bay Rays, before heading back home for 7 straight. The first game of that series is tommorow night, with a 7:10pm first pitch (pregame coverage starting on WQKT at 6:35p). Shane Bieber is set to take the mound for Cleveland.