Price Fans 10 In Red Sox Debut
After inclement weather delayed the home opener on Monday afternoon the Cleveland Indians were finally able to host the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field on Tuesday afternoon.
The newest member of the Boston Red Sox, Ace David Price made his debut with the club dueling against the Indians’ RHP Corey Kluber.
In Price’s six innings of work he allowed five hits and two runs; striking out an impressive ten batters to help the Sox earn their first win of 2016 with a 6-2 victory over Cleveland.
On the other side Kluber went five and one-third innings allowing nine hits and four runs; striking out five batters.
Price’s solid outing was backed by a solid offensive push by Boston. Outfielder Mookie Betts put the Red Sox on the board when he hit a two run homerun to left center field in the top of the third.
The game was tied at two runs a piece in the fourth as Cleveland struck back but, in the top of the sixth the Boston’s utility player Brock Holt hit a RBI single to make it a 3-2 ballgame. Travis Shaw then scored after a wild pitch by Kluber for a 4-2 Boston lead.
In his last Opening Day appearance of his career, David Ortiz hit a two run homer in the top of the ninth to secure the 6-2 win over Cleveland.
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