CLEVELAND (WPRI) — Boston’s postseason woes continued Friday night, falling 6-0 to the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.
Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber was dominant for the Indians, allowing just three hits through seven innings of work.
Brock Holt, Mookie Betts, and Xander Bogaerts each contributed a hit for Boston.
Offseason acquisition David Price added another loss to his playoff resume, now 0-8 in his career as a starter. Boston’s ace was pulled after 3.1 innings, having let up five runs on six hits and two walks.
Cleveland’s offense combined for nine total hits, highlighted by Lonnie Chisenhall’s three-run homer in the second inning.
With the loss, the Sox are down 2-0 in the best-of-five American League Division Series having lost to the Indians 5-4 in Game 1.
David Ortiz is just 1-for-8 in the ALDS, and the next game could be the outgoing slugger’s last if he fails to tap into the playoff magic that’s served him so well in the past.
The series now shifts to Fenway Park. Game 3 is scheduled for Sunday at 4 p.m., with Clay Buchholz set to take the hill for Boston.
Eyewitness Sports Reporter Mark Dondero is in Cleveland for the Red Sox Playoff Push. He’ll have live reports tonight on Eyewitness News at 10 and 11.