Bogaerts hits 2 solo HRs, Red Sox beat Indians 10-4

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox didn't let a three-game skid dampen things. After all, nobody has been able to keep the AL East leaders down for longer than that this season.

Xander Bogaerts hit two solo homers, Andrew Benintendi had a three-run double to cap a big fourth inning and the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 10-4 on Wednesday night to halt their three-game skid.

''We struggled during the week, but that's more like us,'' Boston manager Alex Cora said.

Mitch Moreland added a two-run homer for the Red Sox, who lost the previous two nights in a matchup of AL division leaders. Boston is the only team in the majors without a four-game losing streak this season.

''You couldn't tell if we won or lost yesterday after you waked in (to the clubhouse),'' Moreland said. ''That's the beauty of this group. We know what we've got to do, we know what we've got in front of us and that's all we focus on. We've been really good at it all year.''

Boston has the best record in the majors. Its only other three-game skid came in April.

Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of two-run homers in his first game off the disabled list for Central-leading Cleveland. The Indians are 17-5 on the road since July 1 and 21-10 overall since the All-Star break.

Matt Barnes (5-3) pitched a hitless inning of relief and was credited with the victory after starter Brian Johnson was pulled with the Red Sox leading and one out in the fifth. Johnson gave up three runs.

Carlos Carrasco (15-7) was tagged for six runs, five earned, in 3 2/3 innings.

''They're really good hitters and they use the whole field,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. ''That's part of what they do. You've gotta make them at least think about (inside), because they just cover too much. He (Carrasco) was trying to, he just couldn't get it there.''

Bogaerts tied it 2-all in the fourth by hitting his first shot completely out of Fenway Park over the Green Monster. The Red Sox took the lead with three singles on Carrasco's next three pitches; Ian Kinsler, Brock Holt, and Blake Swihart's RBI hit.

Following a walk to Mookie Betts, Benintendi sliced his liner down the left-field line, making it 6-2.

Moreland's homer made it 8-4. Bogaerts hit his second one in the seventh.

Sidelined since Aug. 12 with a right wrist contusion, Encarnacion hit the third pitch he saw into the last row of Monster seats in the first. His second was a drive off a billboard above the Monster.

''I feel healthy and that's good for me and for the team, because I know I can help this team to win games,'' he said.

Carrasco had been on a roll, going 7-1 with a 1.73 ERA since coming off the disabled list July 6, but he fell to 1-3 with a 7.47 ERA in his career against Boston.

''They hit pretty good pitches,'' he said. ''That's what happened.''

ADDING UP

Boston's J.D. Martinez raised his major league-leading RBI total to 108 with two RBI singles.

HOT STARTS

The Indians hit their club-record 28th first-inning homer this season, breaking the mark of 27 set last year.

STAYING COOL

Cora joked before the game about calls he received regarding the team's losing streak.

''I got a few phone calls from people around the league like, `Wow, three-game losing streak,''' he said. ''(Houston manager) A.J. Hinch was one of them. He was laughing about it. We talked about it a little bit. The way I see it is if this is the second three-game losing streak for us, we're in a good place.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Indians: Placed OF Rajai Davis on the 10-day disabled list with a non-life-threatening medical condition. He's expected to have outpatient surgery Monday and return when rosters are expended on Sept. 1. ... Francona said Leonys Martin will sit out the rest of the season. The outfielder had a life-threatening bacterial infection that entered his bloodstream and created toxins that damaged his internal organs, compromising their function.

Red Sox: Cora said C Christian Vazquez (DL, fractured right pinkie) might catch LHP Eduardo Rodriguez's next rehab start on Monday at Double-A Portland.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Adam Plutko (4-3, 4.62) is slated to make his first career start against the Red Sox in the series finale Thursday afternoon.

Red Sox: LHP David Price (13-6, 3.69) looks to continue his recent success. He's 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA since the All-Star break.

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  • W: M. Barnes (5-3)L: C. Carrasco (15-7)
  • HR: CLE - E. Encarnacion 2 (27), BOS - M. Moreland (15), X. Bogaerts 2 (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS42100100.289.369.542.9115.0
M. Brantley LF40000002.301.357.470.8270.0
J. Ramirez 3B40200002.298.410.6241.0333.0
E. Encarnacion 1B42242002.232.319.477.79614.0
Y. Diaz DH40100011.341.370.432.8010.5
B. Guyer RF20000021.193.284.367.6510.0
a- M. Cabrera PH-RF00000100.275.317.450.7671.0
Y. Gomes C40200012.253.307.428.7351.5
G. Allen CF40000012.251.291.330.620-0.5
E. Gonzalez 2B40000012.287.322.409.731-0.5
  • a-walked for Guyer in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF41100112.340.426.6421.0672.5
A. Benintendi LF51130013.299.378.497.8755.5
M. Moreland 1B41221102.257.326.471.7969.0
J. Martinez DH40220120.333.403.6571.0594.0
X. Bogaerts SS52222016.282.357.530.88611.5
I. Kinsler 2B41200010.240.306.397.7031.5
B. Holt 3B41100011.263.341.363.7041.5
B. Swihart C41110020.214.272.286.5582.0
J. Bradley CF42200012.222.304.389.6934.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - F. Lindor (40), J. Ramirez (32)
    • HR - E. Encarnacion 2 (27)
    • RBI - E. Encarnacion 4 (85)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Encarnacion 4 (32)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Encarnacion, B. Guyer, Y. Gomes 2 (2), E. Gonzalez 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Benintendi (35), J. Bradley (24)
    • HR - M. Moreland (15), X. Bogaerts 2 (19)
    • RBI - A. Benintendi 3 (74), M. Moreland 2 (66), J. Martinez 2 (108), X. Bogaerts 2 (80), B. Swihart (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Benintendi 3 (27), M. Moreland 2 (16), J. Martinez 2 (36)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moreland, X. Bogaerts 6 (6)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - I. Kinsler (6)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Gomes-Lindor)
    • E - E. Gonzalez (7)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Bradley (8)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Carrasco (L, 15-7)3.28651613.551.13-7.0
    O. Perez0.01000001.330.69-1.0
    N. Ramirez1.21111204.591.171.0
    D. Otero1.22220125.511.20-0.5
    C. Allen1.02111104.171.26-0.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Carrasco (L, 15-7)3.2
    O. Perez0.0
    N. Ramirez1.2
    D. Otero1.2
    C. Allen1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Johnson4.15331314.121.374.5
    H. Hembree0.21110113.881.35-1.5
    B. Workman (H, 5)1.01000102.541.062.5
    M. Barnes (W, 5-3)1.00000002.621.1310.0
    J. Kelly1.01001104.081.261.5
    R. Brasier1.00000000.950.743.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Johnson4.1
    H. Hembree0.2
    B. Workman (H, 5)1.0
    M. Barnes (W, 5-3)1.0
    J. Kelly1.0
    R. Brasier1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Carrasco (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 81-58, O. Perez 3-2, N. Ramirez 36-24, D. Otero 33-21, C. Allen 22-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 4-1, N. Ramirez 2-1, D. Otero 4-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 20, O. Perez, N. Ramirez 7, D. Otero 7, C. Allen 6
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Kelly (3)
    • HBP - B. Johnson
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Johnson 82-51, H. Hembree 11-7, B. Workman 10-9, M. Barnes 11-5, J. Kelly 27-17, R. Brasier 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Johnson 4-6, M. Barnes 2-1, J. Kelly 1-1, R. Brasier 1-2
    • Batters Faced - B. Johnson 20, H. Hembree 3, B. Workman 3, M. Barnes 3, J. Kelly 5, R. Brasier 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS42100100.289.369.542.9115.0
    M. Brantley LF40000002.301.357.470.8270.0
    J. Ramirez 3B40200002.298.410.6241.0333.0
    E. Encarnacion 1B42242002.232.319.477.79614.0
    Y. Diaz DH40100011.341.370.432.8010.5
    B. Guyer RF20000021.193.284.367.6510.0
    a- M. Cabrera PH-RF00000100.275.317.450.7671.0
    Y. Gomes C40200012.253.307.428.7351.5
    G. Allen CF40000012.251.291.330.620-0.5
    E. Gonzalez 2B40000012.287.322.409.731-0.5
    Total3448422614-----
    • a-walked for Guyer in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF41100112.340.426.6421.0672.5
    A. Benintendi LF51130013.299.378.497.8755.5
    M. Moreland 1B41221102.257.326.471.7969.0
    J. Martinez DH40220120.333.403.6571.0594.0
    X. Bogaerts SS52222016.282.357.530.88611.5
    I. Kinsler 2B41200010.240.306.397.7031.5
    B. Holt 3B41100011.263.341.363.7041.5
    B. Swihart C41110020.214.272.286.5582.0
    J. Bradley CF42200012.222.304.389.6934.5
    Total38101410331016-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Lindor (40), J. Ramirez (32)
      • HR - E. Encarnacion 2 (27)
      • RBI - E. Encarnacion 4 (85)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Encarnacion 4 (32)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Encarnacion, B. Guyer, Y. Gomes 2 (2), E. Gonzalez 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Benintendi (35), J. Bradley (24)
      • HR - M. Moreland (15), X. Bogaerts 2 (19)
      • RBI - A. Benintendi 3 (74), M. Moreland 2 (66), J. Martinez 2 (108), X. Bogaerts 2 (80), B. Swihart (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Benintendi 3 (27), M. Moreland 2 (16), J. Martinez 2 (36)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moreland, X. Bogaerts 6 (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - I. Kinsler (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Gomes-Lindor)
      • E - E. Gonzalez (7)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Bradley (8)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Carrasco (L, 15-7)3.28651613.551.13-7.0
      O. Perez0.01000001.330.69-1.0
      N. Ramirez1.21111204.591.171.0
      D. Otero1.22220125.511.20-0.5
      C. Allen1.02111104.171.26-0.5
      Total8.0141093103---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Carrasco (L, 15-7)3.2
      O. Perez0.0
      N. Ramirez1.2
      D. Otero1.2
      C. Allen1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Johnson4.15331314.121.374.5
      H. Hembree0.21110113.881.35-1.5
      B. Workman (H, 5)1.01000102.541.062.5
      M. Barnes (W, 5-3)1.00000002.621.1310.0
      J. Kelly1.01001104.081.261.5
      R. Brasier1.00000000.950.743.0
      Total9.0844262---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Johnson4.1
      H. Hembree0.2
      B. Workman (H, 5)1.0
      M. Barnes (W, 5-3)1.0
      J. Kelly1.0
      R. Brasier1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Carrasco (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Carrasco 81-58, O. Perez 3-2, N. Ramirez 36-24, D. Otero 33-21, C. Allen 22-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Carrasco 4-1, N. Ramirez 2-1, D. Otero 4-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Carrasco 20, O. Perez, N. Ramirez 7, D. Otero 7, C. Allen 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Kelly (3)
      • HBP - B. Johnson
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Johnson 82-51, H. Hembree 11-7, B. Workman 10-9, M. Barnes 11-5, J. Kelly 27-17, R. Brasier 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Johnson 4-6, M. Barnes 2-1, J. Kelly 1-1, R. Brasier 1-2
      • Batters Faced - B. Johnson 20, H. Hembree 3, B. Workman 3, M. Barnes 3, J. Kelly 5, R. Brasier 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Martinez singled to deep left, Bradley scored, Moreland to second410
      • 7TH INNING
        Bogaerts homered to right center49
      • 6TH INNING
        Moreland homered to right center, Bradley scored48
      • 5TH INNING
        Encarnacion homered to left, Lindor scored46
      • 4TH INNING
        Benintendi doubled to deep left, Holt, Swihart and Betts scored26
        Swihart singled to left center, Kinsler scored, Holt to second23
        Bogaerts homered to left center22
      • 1ST INNING
        Martinez singled to right, Benintendi scored21
        Encarnacion homered to left center, Lindor scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ryan Brasier relieved Joe Kelly
        • G. Allen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Allen lined out to left
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lindor lined out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joe Kelly relieved Matt Barnes
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez singled to center
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion grounded out to third, Ramirez to second
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Diaz lined out to first
        • Melky Cabrera hit for Brandon Guyer
        • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez to third on wild pitch, Ball, Cabrera walked
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gomes struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Cody Allen relieved Dan Otero
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bradley singled to left center
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Betts flied out to shallow right
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moreland walked, Bradley to second
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to deep left, Bradley scored, Moreland to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts lined out to center
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Matt Barnes relieved Brandon Workman
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to first
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lindor grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Brantley flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Otero Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts homered to right center
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Kinsler grounded out to third
        • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Holt grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Swihart: Ball, Strike swinging, Swihart grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Brandon Workman relieved Heath Hembree
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Gomes singled to left center, Gomes out at second
        • G. Allen: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Allen flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • N. Ramirez Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bradley doubled to deep right
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Betts flied out to center
        • Dan Otero relieved Neil Ramirez
        • A. Benintendi: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi grounded out to second, Bradley to third
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Moreland homered to right center, Bradley scored
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley lined out to left
        • Heath Hembree relieved Brian Johnson
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez flied out to center
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion homered to left, Lindor scored
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • N. Ramirez Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Holt grounded out to first
        • B. Swihart: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Diaz lined out to shortstop
        • B. Guyer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Guyer hit by pitch
        • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Foul, Gomes singled to shallow left, Guyer to second
        • G. Allen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Allen struck out swinging
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
        • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Bogaerts homered to left center
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Kinsler singled to right
        • B. Holt: Holt singled to right, Kinsler to third
        • B. Swihart: Swihart singled to left center, Kinsler scored, Holt to second
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked, Holt to third, Swihart to second
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Benintendi doubled to deep left, Holt, Swihart and Betts scored
        • Oliver Perez relieved Carlos Carrasco
        • M. Moreland: Strike swinging, Ball, Moreland singled to left, Benintendi to third
        • Neil Ramirez relieved Oliver Perez
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martinez walked, Moreland to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded into fielder's choice to third, Moreland out at third
        • End of the 4th (5 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Lindor lined out to right
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Foul, Brantley grounded out to second
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez doubled to left center
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bradley grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Betts reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Benintendi flied out to deep right
        • M. Moreland: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Moreland grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Gomes flied out to left
        • G. Allen: Ball, Allen grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler singled to left center
        • B. Holt: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kinsler caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
        • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lindor doubled to deep right
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley lined out to left
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez popped out to second
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Encarnacion homered to left center, Lindor scored
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz singled to left center
        • B. Guyer: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Guyer struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Carrasco Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Benintendi safe at first on 2nd baseman Gonzalez fielding error
        • M. Moreland: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Moreland grounded out to second, Benintendi to second
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Benintendi to third on wild pitch, Ball, Martinez singled to right, Benintendi scored
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)