Watch: Indians hit three home runs off Rick Porcello in third inning of Game 1

0:59 | MLB
Indians take Game 1 of ALDS over Red Sox
Friday October 7th, 2016

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:

First, Perez:

Then Kipnis:


And Lindor.


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.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.