Homers Fly as Cleveland Takes 1-0 ALDS Lead

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

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.