Boston, MA - For an Ohio native with ties to the Tribe, Travis Shaw certainly showed no love for the Indians this week, capping off a phenomenal three-game run with another home run, as the Red Sox built up an early lead and held on for a 6-4 win on Wednesday night.
Shaw, a Kent State alum, and son of former Indians pitcher Jeff Shaw, took Corey Kluber deep in the second inning as part of back-to-back blasts, following David Ortiz' solo shot moments before.
Kluber would also give up back-to-back homers in the fourth, at Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ryan Hanigan also went deep, putting Boston up 6-0, a hole too deep for the Indians to climb out of. Kluber lasted six innings, giving up six runs, while striking out nine.
Yan Gomes would help cut into the lead with a three-run blast of his own in the 8th to make it a 6-4 game, but that's as close as the Indians were going to get.
The Tribe (55-64) dropped two out of three to Boston, as they did in Minnesota previously, and now it's off to New York for four games with the Yankees.