The Indians’ bats heated up in a big way against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox in ALDS Game 1, with three solo shots spotting Cleveland a 4–2 lead.
Light-hitting catcher Roberto Perez started off the damage against Boston’s ace righthander, and after a Carlos Santana groundout, Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor went back-to-back in an impressive team power display.
Watch the home runs here:
As SI’s Ben Reiter notes, Porcello did Cleveland a few favors with his pitch spotting.
The Indians lead 4–2 entering the bottom of the fourth inning. Game 2 is Friday.