Allen's 2 catches help Bieber, Indians beat Red Sox 6-3

BOSTON (AP) Cleveland pitcher Shane Bieber was sure to thank fellow rookie Greg Allen for making his debut at Fenway Park a successful one.

The rare times Bieber made a mistake, Allen was there to cover - no matter the distance - with a pair of catches in deep center field that helped the Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 Tuesday night.

''He does it night after night. It's incredible,'' Bieber said of Allen. ''You can't really count him out. He's so fast and gets such good jumps and has such a good feel for playing the outfield, he's always got a chance.''

Allen, who hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning to beat Boston on Monday, came back to double, single and drive in a run.

But he made the biggest impact in this matchup of AL division leaders with his glove.

First, Allen raced back and slammed into the padded wall to take away an extra-base hit from Xander Bogaerts leading off the fifth inning.

Then, with the Red Sox trying to rally in the seventh, Allen again came through.

The Red Sox had already scored once to make it 5-1 and had two on with no outs when Mitch Moreland hit a long drive toward the dirt triangle way bakc in center.

Allen slid to a stop as he caught the ball over his shoulder - it was a sacrifice fly and finished Bieber, but thwarted Boston's momentum.

''That dude's like a ballhog out there. He wants everything,'' said catcher Yan Gomes, whose solo homer in the eighth also helped simmer down the Boston fans.

Bieber (7-2) took a shutout in the seventh. He went 6 1-3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He struck out five and didn't walk a batter.

Melky Cabrera homered for the second straight game and Yan Gomes also connected for Cleveland, which improved to 15-4 in August.

Boston, with the best record in the majors, has lost three in a row for just the second time this season.

''We're not swinging the bat well right now,'' manager Alex Cora said.

Down 5-0, Boston scored three times in the seventh. Brad Hand got his 25th save.

Gomes singled home Cabrera early, and hit a solo homer in the eighth.

Nathan Eovaldi (5-5) had been 2-0 in four starts for the Red Sox since coming over from Tampa Bay in a trade at the deadline, but took his first loss with Boston.

CLEVELAND'S ROCKING

The Indians have won nine of 10, including the first two of the four-game series at Fenway Park.

Manager Terry Francona said it's great to see young players like Bieber and Allen, who extended his hitting streak to 14, play so well in a big series, but it's still the regular season.

''We just wanted to win tonight. That's all,'' Francona said.

FIRST LOSS

Eovaldi went 5 1-3 innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits and a walk. He struck out two.

''They were just able to string hits together,'' Eovaldi said. ''I need to do a better job of executing my pitches when I'm ahead in the count. I felt like they were just able to work counts and find a way to get the job done.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: DH Edwin Encarnacion, out since Aug. 12 with a right wrist contusion, could be activated from the DL Thursday for the last of the four-game series. Francona said Encarnacion is close, but the Indians won't rush to get him back in the lineup.

''He's doing so good that we just want to do the right thing,'' Francona said.

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (right ankle ligament) will likely make one more rehabilitation start before returning to the club, Cora said. Rodriguez threw four scoreless innings four Double-A Portland on Monday.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (15-6, 3.33 ERA) pitched seven scoreless innings Friday against Baltimore while winning his 15th start of the season.

Red Sox: LHP Brian Johnson (4-3, 4.00) has won three of his last four starts as makes his first career appearance against Cleveland.

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  • W: S. Bieber (7-2)L: N. Eovaldi (5-5)S: B. Hand (29)
  • HR: CLE - M. Cabrera (6), Y. Gomes (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS50000015.289.368.543.911-0.5
M. Brantley LF40210101.304.359.475.8345.0
J. Ramirez 3B31000212.296.409.6231.0324.5
Y. Diaz DH50100003.350.381.450.8311.0
Y. Alonso 1B40110012.246.310.431.7421.5
M. Cabrera RF42311010.275.313.450.7639.5
B. Guyer RF10000001.196.283.372.6550.0
J. Kipnis 2B41100012.221.311.353.6641.5
Y. Gomes C42321002.250.304.427.73210.0
G. Allen CF30210000.257.296.337.6335.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF40000011.340.426.6451.071-0.5
    A. Benintendi LF41200010.300.380.498.8783.5
    J. Martinez DH41100011.331.401.6581.0591.5
    X. Bogaerts SS41110000.281.356.516.8724.0
    M. Moreland 1B30010021.254.322.462.7830.0
    I. Kinsler 2B30010010.237.304.396.7000.5
    E. Nunez 3B30100000.257.283.371.6542.0
    S. Leon C20000011.204.258.319.577-0.5
    a- S. Pearce PH10000010.299.388.571.959-0.5
    B. Swihart C00000000.213.273.287.5600.0
    J. Bradley CF30000011.219.303.385.688-0.5
    • a-struck out for Leon in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Brantley (31), M. Cabrera (8), G. Allen (5)
    • HR - M. Cabrera (6), Y. Gomes (12)
    • SF - Y. Alonso (5)
    • RBI - M. Brantley (68), Y. Alonso (71), M. Cabrera (26), Y. Gomes 2 (40), G. Allen (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley (22), Y. Gomes (9), G. Allen (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor 2 (2), M. Brantley, J. Ramirez, Y. Alonso, B. Guyer, Y. Gomes 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Benintendi (34), X. Bogaerts (37), E. Nunez (19)
    • SF - M. Moreland (5)
    • RBI - X. Bogaerts (78), M. Moreland (64), I. Kinsler (36)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts, M. Moreland
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Ramirez (28)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso)
    • E - J. Kipnis (9)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Bradley (7)
    • DP - (Bogaerts-Moreland)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Bieber (W, 7-2)6.15330504.361.3622.5
    A. Cimber (H, 11)0.20000003.511.170.0
    A. Miller (H, 8)1.00000203.271.324.0
    B. Hand (S, 29)1.00000202.611.0611.0
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Bieber (W, 7-2)6.1
    A. Cimber (H, 11)0.2
    A. Miller (H, 8)1.0
    B. Hand (S, 29)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    N. Eovaldi (L, 5-5)5.110441213.811.11-4.0
    J. Kelly0.21000104.151.25-0.5
    B. Workman1.00111102.631.061.5
    T. Thornburg1.01110114.411.291.5
    D. Pomeranz1.01001006.121.801.0
    PITCHERSIP
    N. Eovaldi (L, 5-5)5.1
    J. Kelly0.2
    B. Workman1.0
    T. Thornburg1.0
    D. Pomeranz1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 82-56, A. Cimber 7-4, A. Miller 13-9, B. Hand 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 7-6, A. Cimber 2-0, A. Miller 1-0
    • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 23, A. Cimber 2, A. Miller 3, B. Hand 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - T. Thornburg
    • Pitches-Strikes - N. Eovaldi 87-63, J. Kelly 13-10, B. Workman 17-11, T. Thornburg 22-14, D. Pomeranz 22-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Eovaldi 9-5, B. Workman 1-1, D. Pomeranz 1-1
    • Batters Faced - N. Eovaldi 27, J. Kelly 2, B. Workman 4, T. Thornburg 5, D. Pomeranz 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    F. Lindor SS50000015.289.368.543.911-0.5
    M. Brantley LF40210101.304.359.475.8345.0
    J. Ramirez 3B31000212.296.409.6231.0324.5
    Y. Diaz DH50100003.350.381.450.8311.0
    Y. Alonso 1B40110012.246.310.431.7421.5
    M. Cabrera RF42311010.275.313.450.7639.5
    B. Guyer RF10000001.196.283.372.6550.0
    J. Kipnis 2B41100012.221.311.353.6641.5
    Y. Gomes C42321002.250.304.427.73210.0
    G. Allen CF30210000.257.296.337.6335.0
    Total37613623518-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF40000011.340.426.6451.071-0.5
      A. Benintendi LF41200010.300.380.498.8783.5
      J. Martinez DH41100011.331.401.6581.0591.5
      X. Bogaerts SS41110000.281.356.516.8724.0
      M. Moreland 1B30010021.254.322.462.7830.0
      I. Kinsler 2B30010010.237.304.396.7000.5
      E. Nunez 3B30100000.257.283.371.6542.0
      S. Leon C20000011.204.258.319.577-0.5
      a- S. Pearce PH10000010.299.388.571.959-0.5
      B. Swihart C00000000.213.273.287.5600.0
      J. Bradley CF30000011.219.303.385.688-0.5
      Total313530095-----
      • a-struck out for Leon in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Brantley (31), M. Cabrera (8), G. Allen (5)
      • HR - M. Cabrera (6), Y. Gomes (12)
      • SF - Y. Alonso (5)
      • RBI - M. Brantley (68), Y. Alonso (71), M. Cabrera (26), Y. Gomes 2 (40), G. Allen (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley (22), Y. Gomes (9), G. Allen (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Lindor 2 (2), M. Brantley, J. Ramirez, Y. Alonso, B. Guyer, Y. Gomes 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Benintendi (34), X. Bogaerts (37), E. Nunez (19)
      • SF - M. Moreland (5)
      • RBI - X. Bogaerts (78), M. Moreland (64), I. Kinsler (36)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts, M. Moreland
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Ramirez (28)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Lindor-Kipnis-Alonso)
      • E - J. Kipnis (9)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Bradley (7)
      • DP - (Bogaerts-Moreland)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Bieber (W, 7-2)6.15330504.361.3622.5
      A. Cimber (H, 11)0.20000003.511.170.0
      A. Miller (H, 8)1.00000203.271.324.0
      B. Hand (S, 29)1.00000202.611.0611.0
      Total9.0533090---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Bieber (W, 7-2)6.1
      A. Cimber (H, 11)0.2
      A. Miller (H, 8)1.0
      B. Hand (S, 29)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      N. Eovaldi (L, 5-5)5.110441213.811.11-4.0
      J. Kelly0.21000104.151.25-0.5
      B. Workman1.00111102.631.061.5
      T. Thornburg1.01110114.411.291.5
      D. Pomeranz1.01001006.121.801.0
      Total9.01366352---
      PITCHERSIP
      N. Eovaldi (L, 5-5)5.1
      J. Kelly0.2
      B. Workman1.0
      T. Thornburg1.0
      D. Pomeranz1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Bieber 82-56, A. Cimber 7-4, A. Miller 13-9, B. Hand 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Bieber 7-6, A. Cimber 2-0, A. Miller 1-0
      • Batters Faced - S. Bieber 23, A. Cimber 2, A. Miller 3, B. Hand 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Thornburg
      • Pitches-Strikes - N. Eovaldi 87-63, J. Kelly 13-10, B. Workman 17-11, T. Thornburg 22-14, D. Pomeranz 22-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Eovaldi 9-5, B. Workman 1-1, D. Pomeranz 1-1
      • Batters Faced - N. Eovaldi 27, J. Kelly 2, B. Workman 4, T. Thornburg 5, D. Pomeranz 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Gomes homered to left63
      • 7TH INNING
        Kinsler grounded out to second, Bogaerts scored53
        Moreland hit sacrifice fly to center, Martinez scored, Bogaerts to third52
        Bogaerts doubled to shallow left, Benintendi scored, Martinez to third51
        Alonso hit sacrifice fly to right, Ramirez scored50
      • 6TH INNING
        Brantley singled to center, Gomes scored, Allen to third, Brantley out at second40
        Cabrera homered to center30
      • 4TH INNING
        Allen doubled to left, Kipnis scored, Gomes to third20
        Gomes singled to center, Cabrera scored, Kipnis to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Blake Swihart catching
        • Drew Pomeranz relieved Tyler Thornburg
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Diaz grounded into double play shortstop to first, Ramirez out at second
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso singled to left
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Guyer lined out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Hand relieved Andrew Miller
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Martinez lined out to shortstop
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts safe at first on 2nd baseman Kipnis fielding error
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Bogaerts to second on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tyler Thornburg relieved Brandon Workman
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kipnis struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Gomes homered to left
        • G. Allen: Ball, Ball, Allen hit by pitch
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Lindor popped out to third
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Brantley lined out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Andrew Miller relieved Adam Cimber
        • Steve Pearce hit for Sandy Leon
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pearce struck out swinging
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Brandon Workman relieved Joe Kelly
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • Y. Diaz: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ramirez stole second, Diaz grounded out to shortstop, Ramirez to third
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Alonso hit sacrifice fly to right, Ramirez scored
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brandon Guyer in right field
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi doubled to deep right
        • J. Martinez: Martinez singled to left, Benintendi to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts doubled to shallow left, Benintendi scored, Martinez to third
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Ball, Moreland hit sacrifice fly to center, Martinez scored, Bogaerts to third
        • Adam Cimber relieved Shane Bieber
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to second, Bogaerts scored
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Nunez grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • N. Eovaldi Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cabrera homered to center
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis flied out to left
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gomes singled to center
        • G. Allen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Allen singled to center, Gomes to second
        • Joe Kelly relieved Nathan Eovaldi
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Brantley singled to center, Gomes scored, Allen to third, Brantley out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez doubled to deep left
        • S. Leon: Ball, Leon flied out to right
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bradley lined out to right
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Betts grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • N. Eovaldi Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley doubled to deep center
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz grounded out to second, Brantley to third
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike swinging, Bogaerts flied out to deep center
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland flied out to center
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • N. Eovaldi Pitching:
        • Y. Diaz: Diaz lined out to right
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso grounded out to first
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Cabrera singled to right
        • J. Kipnis: Kipnis singled to right, Cabrera to third
        • Y. Gomes: Foul, Ball, Gomes singled to center, Cabrera scored, Kipnis to second
        • G. Allen: Allen doubled to left, Kipnis scored, Gomes to third
        • F. Lindor: Foul, Lindor flied out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Foul, Benintendi singled to left
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Benintendi out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • N. Eovaldi Pitching:
        • G. Allen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Allen grounded out to catcher
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brantley walked
        • J. Ramirez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Leon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Leon struck out looking
        • J. Bradley: Bradley grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • N. Eovaldi Pitching:
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Foul, Diaz singled to left
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera doubled to deep left, Diaz to third
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Kipnis reached on fielder's choice to first, Diaz out at home, Cabrera to third
        • Y. Gomes: Foul, Ball, Gomes flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts popped out to first
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • N. Eovaldi Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lindor fouled out to third
        • M. Brantley: Foul, Brantley grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ramirez grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Bieber Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to second
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)