A four-run seventh inning paced the Boston Red Sox to a 7-5 win over the Cleveland Indians in a battle of division winners Friday night in Cleveland.
With the Red Sox trailing 4-2, Sam Travis doubled home two runs, Tzu-Wei Lin singled home Travis and Rafael Devers singled home Lin to put Boston ahead 6-4.
Travis also homered for Boston, as did Devers and Lin. All three had two hits. Travis drove in three, and Devers and Lin two each.
Chris Sale started for Boston and went 3 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and two runs as he continues his return from shoulder trouble. He struck out seven. Matt Barnes (6-3) got the win in relief and Craig Kimbrel notched his 42nd save for Boston, 105-49.
Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer also returned from injury to start. He went 1 1/3 innings, allowing no runs and two hits. Cleveland got home runs from Josh Donaldson and Yan Gomes in the fourth inning, and a Jose Ramirez sacrifice fly in the fifth, to take the 4-2 lead. Ramirez had an RBI double in the seventh. Shane Bieber took the loss (10-5) in relief. Cleveland is 85-68.