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Bauer Makes His Return as Indians Fall to Red Sox 7-5 at Progressive Field; Three Takeaways

The Indians and Red So could wind up meeting again in a a few weeks with everything on the line and a trip to the World Series up for grabs. While that’s a few weeks away, the two teams are playing for nothing more than more pride this weekend at Progressive Field.

Boston and the Indians payed in game one of the three-game set on Friday night, with the Red Sox putting up a 7-5 win with their ‘hangover’ lineup, meaning a lineup that was not their normal after they clinched the AL East in a win over New York on Thursday night.

The game had little drama, but it will be remembered for the return of Trevor Bauer for the Indians, who pitched just 1.1 innings before leaving the game, but that was the plan for him going in.

The offense was paced by a couple of homers as Yan Gomes and Josh Donaldson both went deep in the setback for the Tribe, who with the loss drop to 85-68 on the season.

The Red Sox with the win now have their all-time mark for regular season wins, as they are sitting at 105-49 on the year, and they are the heavy favorites to win the American League.

For now, here’s three takeaways from the loss.

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Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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