CLEVELAND – Jonathan Araúz hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning of a game to which he was called up at the last minute for a positive case of COVID-19 in the Boston Red Sox, who ended up winning 4-3 on Friday night. Cleveland Indians.
With a 3-2 count, the Panamanian hit a pitch by James Karinchak (7-4), and the ball crossed the right-field fence to make it possible for the Red Sox to win, who started the series by placing infielders Kiké Hernández and Christian Arroyo on the COVID-19 injured list.
Boston was down 3-1 and had only one hit in seven innings off starter Logan Allen and reliever Alex Young before putting together a comeback offense against Karinchak.
The right-hander gave base to Christian Vázquez and a single to Jarren Duran before Araúz, who made a three-hour drive from Buffalo with Yairo Muñoz and arrived at Progressive Field shortly before the first pitch, hit the second home run. of his career.
Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Eduardo Rodriguez (10-7) and Yu Chang hit another solo – his third in three games – for Cleveland.
The Indians put the tying run at second base in the ninth, before Adam Ottavino got all three outs for his ninth save.
Rodríguez was heading for a tough defeat before the decisive rally. He allowed three runs on eight hits in seven innings.
For the Red Sox, the Panamanian Jonathan Araúz 2-1 with one run scored and three produced; Puerto Rican Christian Vázquez 3-0 with a run scored; the Dominicans Rafael Devers 4-0 and Yairo Muñoz 4-0.
For the Indians, the Dominicans José Ramírez 4-3 with one scored and two RBIs, Amed Rosario 4-1 with one scored and Franmil Reyes 2-1 and the Venezuelan Wilson Ramos 4-0.