The Cleveland Guardians defeated the Boston Red Sox at home on Tuesday night by a final score of 4-1, marking the fifth straight win for Cleveland and the eighth win in the last nine games.

For Cleveland (17-6), the Guardians scored two runs in the 7th inning when outfielder Tyler Freeman hit an RBI single to tie the game at 1-1, followed by shortstop Brayan Rocchio hitting a sacrifice fly to score a run and give Cleveland a 2-1 lead. Cleveland would extend the lead in the 8th inning due to third baseman Jose Ramirez hitting a solo home run and designated hitter Estevan Florial hitting an RBI double, giving the Guardians a 4-1 lead.

Starting pitcher Ben Lively went 6.1 innings, struck out seven batters, and allowed five hits and no walks for an earned run. Relief pitcher Scott Barlow got his first win of the season for going 0.2 innings and striking out a batter, while closer Emmanuel Clase got his seventh save of the season for going the 9th inning and striking out all three batters faced.

For Boston (13-11), the only run for the Red Sox came in the 7th inning when outfielder Wilyer Abreu hit a solo home run to give Boston a 1-0 lead.

Starting pitcher Tanner Houck suffered his second loss of the season for going 6.0 innings, striking out four batters, and allowing five hits and three walks for two earned runs.

The Guardians will continue their home series against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, April 24th, with first pitch set for 6:10 p.m.