Cleveland Indians 5 – 4 Boston Red Sox
The Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox brought two of the American League’s best offenses to the post-season, but nobody could have predicted that the teams would combine for six solo-homers in the opening game of the 2016 ALDS.
Although the game featured six homers, it was a single by Jason Kipnis in the fifth inning that turned out to be the difference in the ball-game as the Indians hung on by a 5-4 score.
Brock Holt homered in the eighth to cut the deficit to one, but the Red Sox were unable to plate a pair of baserunners in scoring position late in the game. The final out was a border-line check swing by Dustin Pedroia which was called a strike.
The series resumes on Friday as David Price faces off against Corey Kluber