Edwin Encarnacion homered twice to assist the AL Central-main Cleveland Indians earn their fourth straight victory, 7-three over the East-main Boston Pink Sox on Monday night time.
In a rematch of final yr’s ALDS, which Cleveland gained in a 3-recreation sweep, Trevor Bauer (eleven-eight) struck out eleven over 6 2/three innings. He allowed three runs — all on solo homers by Purple Sox rookies. Rafael Devers had two and Andrew Benintendi one.
The Indians improved to a season-excessive 5 video games in entrance of the second-place Minnesota Twins, who have been idle. The Purple Sox misplaced for simply the second time in 12 video games.
The fast go to to Fenway Park by the Indians was to make up an Aug. 2 rainout that got here two days after Doug Fister (2-6) shut out Cleveland into the eighth inning. However this time he allowed 5 runs on seven hits and 4 walks, hanging out 5 in four 1/three innings as his two-recreation profitable streak ended.