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Rafael Devers Homers Twice But Red Sox Drop Series Finale, 7-5, to Indians After Bullpen Allows 3-Run 8th Inning

CLEVELAND — After a rain delay that lasted nearly three hours, the Red Sox lost the series finale Sunday evening, as the Indians, who were trailing all game, put together a three-run rally in the eighth to lead them to victory.

Rafael Devers and Bobby Dalbec put Boston up 2-0 after a pair of long balls in the first and second inning.

With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Jarren Duran walked in a run with the bases loaded, but Jonathan Arauz struck out to retire the side. But the Sox added another in the fifth with a J.D. Martinez RBI double to make it 4-0.

Tanner Houck was immense through his first five innings of work, allowing just one hit. But the right-hander ran into some trouble in the sixth as he served up a solo blast to Indians slugger Jose Ramirez. He then walked Franmil Reyes and hit Bradley Zimmer, and Wilson Ramos would drive both in with a two-run single off reliever Josh Taylor as the lead was cut to just one.

Boston got a run back with another solo jack from Devers in the seventh, but The Tribe got another back with an RBI single from Ramirez off of Hansel Robles in the bottom half of the frame.

The Indians would take their first lead of the game in the eighth, as Austin Hedges homered to tie it off Austin Davis. Cleveland then took the lead as Yu Chang doubled home Oscar Mercado. Mercado was originally called out out home, but the call was overturned to safe after second baseman Yairo Munoz obstructed him on the basepaths. Myles Straw then drove in Chang.

The Sox would go down 1-2-3 in the ninth, and they would drop their 57th game of the season as they move to 75-57.

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