Jacoby Ellsbury sparks as Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians 3-2 - MLB Update

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Jacoby Ellsbury sparks as Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians 3-2 - MLB Update

Boston Red Sox centre-fielder, Jacoby Ellsbury was impressive with the bat as he went 1-for-5 with an average of .318 and hit a decisive RBI in the final inning to give the Red Sox a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park, Boston on August
Indians got off to a good start as they scored one run in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Jason Kipnis hit one-run homer to right-centre at the top of the first inning. On the other side, the Red Sox batters were grounded out on curveballs as at the
third base, Dustin Pedroia grounded out and Ellsbury grounded out to second base, at the bottom of the first inning.
The Red Sox opened their scoring account in the second inning by taking a tie run to move the score-board 1-1. Jason Varitek was struck-out swinging but David Ortiz completed a single run to tie the game. Carl Crawford moved to third and Mike Aviles advanced
to second base at the end of the second inning.
In the third inning, the batters were unable to play scoring shots. At second base, Pedroia popped out as Kevin Youkilis flied out to right-field. Adrian Gonzalez walked during the third inning but Ortiz lined out to first base.
Indians led off with 2-1 at the top of the fourth inning when Lonnie Chisenhall homered to right-field. In the sixth inning, the game again levelled with 2-all when Youkilis hit a solo homer towards left-field to keep the Red Sox alive. The pitchers again
threw superbly and did not allow any run during their seventh and eighth inning pitches.
Indians’ manager, Manny Acta said, “I liked the way we battled today against this ballclub. A lot of credit goes to David Huff, who pitched a tremendous ballgame, despite warming up twice because of the rain situation.”
Red Sox starter, Josh Beckett allowed two earned runs in his six inning pitches and presented two runs on six hits with an ERA of 2.20. He did not give any walk but permitted two home-runs and struck-out seven batters on his 85 pitches. In the ninth inning,
Ellsbury hit a single-run shot towards centre-field and Jarrod Saltalamacchia posted the final and decisive run to end the game 3-2.
After an exciting win, the Red Sox levelled the four-game series 1-1.



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