Bogaerts hits two HRs in Red Sox win
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit two solo homers, Andrew Benintendi had a three-run double to cap a big fourth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 10-4 on Wednesday night to halt their three-game losing streak.
Mitch Moreland added a two-run homer for the Red Sox, who lost the previous two nights in a matchup of AL division leaders.
East-leading Boston, which owns the majors’ best record, is the only MLB team without a four-game losing streak this season.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of two-run homers in his first game off the disabled list for Central-leading Cleveland. The Indians are 17-5 since July 1.
Matt Barnes (5-3) pitched a hitless inning of relief and was credited with the victory after starter Brian Johnson was pulled with the Red Sox leading and one out in the fifth. Johnson gave up three runs.
Carlos Carrasco (15-7) was tagged for six runs, five earned, in 3 2/3 innings.
Bogaerts tied it 2-all in the fourth by hitting his first shot completely out of Fenway Park over the Green Monster.