BOSTON – You win some, you lose some. That seems like a fitting phrase for Indians fans to keep in mind after a 10-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Simply put, it was not the Indians night.
Even after taking the first two games of this four-game series, Cleveland wasn’t going to be able to hold this Red Sox team down forever. 14 hits and 10 runs later and Boston earned their first win over the Indians this season, in a 10-4 final, avoiding their first four-game losing streak of the season. The loss did the opposite for the Tribe, halting their three-game win streak in its tracks. It was just their fifth loss of the month though.
Cleveland got out to an early lead but Carlos Carrasco struggled in what became just his second loss since the All-Star Break. Here are three takeaways from the Indians tough night in Beantown.
1) Welcome back Edwin
Just hours after being activated from the disabled list, Edwin Encarnacion made an emphatic return to the Indians starting lineup. The slugger stepped to the plate in the top of the first with Francisco Lindor on second and launched a mammoth two-run bomb over the Green Monster to put the Tribe up 2-0 early.
He wasn’t done though. In the fifth, he did it again, taking the parrot for another stroll via a second two-run shot into the monster seats. The pair of bombs were is 26th and 27th of the season. It was also the 32nd multi-home run game of his career and his fourth this season. In defeat, Encarnacion was literally the Indians entire offense. Not bad for a return to the field.