Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 3-2 win over the Indians:
“It was kind of a personal goal that this year -- to get deeper into games. Finally got it in there, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement to get a little deeper.”
-- Drew Pomeranz on the longest start of his career.
“His back was against the wall obviously in one-run game. But [Kimbrel's] certainly the best option that we have. And he’s done that for so many years where he doesn’t let the game speed up. You see him taking his time and collecting his thoughts between each pitch.”
-- John Farrell on Craig Kimbrel’s performance.
“That’s a big confidence booster for the whole team -- personally, too.”
-- Pomeranz on the win.
“This is a big win. To nail down that 3-2 win in here against this team, who is playing very good . . . this is a big win here today. ”
“The number of fastball strikes that he had. He was so efficient . . . He was just in the strike zone, attacking it -- more assertive in the strike zone with his fastball.”
-- Farrell on Pomeranz.
-- Boston improved to 14-14 in one-run games on the year with the 3-2 win. In one-run games the Sox’ rank 14th in the major leagues (tied with the Cubs), 7th in the American League, and 3rd in the A.L. East, ahead of both Toronto and Tampa Bay.
-- Drew Pomeranz threw a career-high 7 2/3 innings, earning his first win in a Red Sox uniform.
-- Pomeranz gave up his seventh home run through 33 1/3 innings in a Red Sox uniform. He gave up eight for the San Diego Padres in 102 innings of work.
-- The Red Sox win their fifth game on the season in which they’ve scored three runs or fewer and are now 5-32 in those games. They also clinched the season series against Cleveland, 4-2.
-- Jackie Bradley Jr. improved to 7-for-17 this season against the Indians after finishing 2-for-4. He also notched his second home run, third RBI and fourth run against the tribe in 2016.
1) Drew Pomeranz
Pomeranz had his best and longest start of his career, coming against a strong lineup.
2) David Ortiz
Ortiz’s two-run home run was pivotal in Boston’s win. He also finished 2-for-4.
3) Jackie Bradley Jr.
Bradley’s solo shot was the difference in Boston’s one-run victory.