Reporting Matt Loede
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Indians got a quality start from Chris Seddon in what could be his last outing at the Major League level for the Indians Friday night.
Sadly though, the Tribe offense was for the most part silent, as they managed just two hits, both by Asdrubal Cabrera in a 3-2 loss to the Red Sox to break their two-game winning streak.
Clay Buchholz outpitched Seddon, allowing just one earned run on two hits in going the distance. He struck out five, walked one, and pushes his record to 10-3 on the year.
Seddon appears heading back to Columbus after his outing, as before the game Manny Acta said that Roberto Hernandez is expected to join the rotation next week.
Hernandez threw Friday night in Columbus for the Clippers, and in 7 innings he gave up four hits, one earned run, walking one and striking out five.
He threw 100 pitches in the outing, 64 strikes. He could slide into Seddon’s spot to start in LA vs the Angels on Wednesday night.
The Indians got on the board first in the first, as Cabrera slammed his 13th homer of the season, a solo shot to give the Indians a 1-0 lead.
The game stayed that way till the 4th, when the Sox used a Chris Seddon error to tie it up. Mike Aviles walked, and then with rain falling Seddon tried to pick him off first, and the ball got away into right field.
Aviles advanced to third, and then tied it up when Dustin Pedroia singled for his 42nd RBI of the season.
Boston took a 3-1 lead in the 6th. Pedroia singled, then came around when Cody Ross crushed a Seddon offering 400 plus feet to center for the two-run lead.
The Indians got a run back on an error by the Sox defense in the 6th. Jason Donald hit a grounder to short, and Aviles couldn’t come up with it, and eventually threw it in the stands, allowing Donald to get to third.
Ezequiel Carrera pulled the Indians within one when he hit a sac fly to right to make it 3-2. It was the 2nd RBI for Carrera on the year.
The Indians offense did little vs Buchholz the rest of the way, falling by a run as the Sox pitcher held the Tribe in check.
Game three of the four game set is Saturday at 6pm. Franklin Morales will go for the Red Sox against Zach McAllister for the Indians.