Box Score: Indians 5, Red Sox 2

Brent Lillibridge. Zach McAllister. Ezequiel Carrera. Those are your three stars of the night.

Lillibridge finished 3-for-4 with his first home run in nearly 12 months while McAllister went eight strong innings as the Indians (53-61) won their second in three days against Boston (56-59) at Progressive Field. Carrera entered the game late as a defensive replacement, but also had an RBI single and an impressive final catch to end the game.

After the game, STO’s Katie Witham asked Lillibridge about the home run, and he said, “hopefully it’s a good sign for the next couple months.” He talked about finishing the season strong and how he’s just trying to help out the team. Witham also asked about Lou Marson’s RBI squeeze bunt that scored Lillibridge in the seventh.

And yes, Jon tweeted this during the game. That’s how we know the world has finally gone mad.

The Indians and Sox are back at it at 1:05 p.m. tomorrow. Corey Kluber (0-0, 6.10 ERA) could be making his final start in Cleveland before heading back to Columbus as he faces off against Boston lefty Jon Lester (5-10, 5.36 ERA).

Scoring Summary
Bot 3rd: Cleveland
– B. Lillibridge homered to deep left
Top 4th: Boston
– A. Gonzalez doubled to left, J. Ellsbury and C. Crawford scored, D. Pedroia to third, D. Pedroia out at home
Bot 5th: Cleveland
– B. Lillibridge singled to shallow left center, M. Brantley scored
Bot 6th: Cleveland
– M. Brantley hit sacrifice fly to left, A. Cabrera scored
Bot 7th: Cleveland
– L. Marson sacrificed to pitcher, B. Lillibridge scored
Bot 8th: Cleveland
– E. Carrera singled to shallow left, C. Santana scored
J. Ellsbury cf412000100.254
C. Crawford lf310000000.258
D. Pedroia 2b401000001.275
A. Gonzalez 1b401200001.307
C. Ross rf300000001.275
J. Saltalamacchia c300000001.229
R. Lavarnway dh300000000.105
M. Aviles ss300000100.252
P. Ciriaco 3b200000100.333
    S. Podsednik ph100000100.379
    D. Valencia 3b000000000.198
2B – J Ellsbury 2 (12, Z McAllister 2); A Gonzalez (35, Z McAllister).
S – C Crawford.
RBI – A Gonzalez 2 (76).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Gonzalez 1, J Saltalamacchia 1.
Team LOB – 2.
DP – 1 (D Pedroia-M Aviles-A Gonzalez).
J. Donald 2b401000200.186
    J. Hannahan 3b000000000.231
A. Cabrera ss310001111.281
S. Choo rf200001210.287
C. Santana dh311001001.240
M. Brantley cf210101000.291
S. Duncan lf300000102.216
    E. Carrera lf101100010.385
B. Lillibridge 3b-2b423210001.202
C. Kotchman 1b300000001.224
L. Marson c200100101.242
2B – C Santana (21, C Breslow); B Lillibridge (3, M Melancon).
HR – B Lillibridge (1, 3rd inning off F Morales 0 on, 0 Out).
S – L Marson.
SF – M Brantley.
RBI – M Brantley (50), E Carrera (3), B Lillibridge 2 (4), L Marson (10).
2-out RBI – E Carrera.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Duncan 1, B Lillibridge 1.
GIDP – C Santana.
Team LOB – 5.
 Base Running
SB – A Cabrera (6, 3rd base off F Morales/J Saltalamacchia), S Choo (13, 2nd base off F Morales/J Saltalamacchia), E Carrera (2, 2nd base off C Mortensen/J Saltalamacchia).
Outfield assists – M Brantley, S Duncan.
F. Morales (L, 3-3)5.12334611.163.29
A. Miller0.10000001.013.03
M. Melancon1.12110001.507.39
C. Breslow0.22110101.123.38
C. Mortensen0.10000000.951.71
Z. McAllister (W, 5-4)8.03220401.223.46
C. Perez (S, 31)1.01000001.203.80