It's been a long summer for both the Indians and the Red Sox, two teams expected to compete for division titles but instead buried back in the pack, but on Monday night, one of them looked like a contender, as the Indians rode the bat of Lonnie Chisenhall to a 8-2 blowout at Fenway Park.
Even the one player who drove in both runs for the Red Sox had a Tribe connection. Travis Shaw, the son of former Indians pitcher Jeff Shaw, and former Kent State star, belted a solo homer off Danny Salazar in the third, and had an RBI single in the 9th.
But it was all Indians after that, thanks to a five-run 4th inning. Abraham Almonte opening the scoring with an RBI, Chisenhall followed a two-run double, and Jerry Sands and Mike Aviles added RBI's as well.
Carlos Santana's 5th inning homer stretched the lead to 6-1, and Chisenhall added a solo shot of his own in the 6th.
Michael Brantley's RBI fielder's choice in the 9th capped off the Tribe's scoring.
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