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Quotes, notes and stars: 'Honor' for Francona to be there for Ortiz's last game

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BOSTON -- Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 4-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians:

QUOTES

* “That was an honor to be on the field for [David Ortiz’s] last game. I think you can see by the way the fans reacted, their outpouring o affection for him, that was an honor.” Terry Francona said.

* “There were some called strike three’s with some fastballs late in the count. I thought he had a pretty good mix going on with the fastball, curveball and his cutter. But I think it goes back to some of the offensive inconsistencies throughout this series. ”John Farrell on the offense’s inability to do much against Cleveland’s starter, Josh Tomlin.

* “This offense we face, this team is so great, but particularly from the perspective of a relief pitcher, this offense is just unbelievable.” Andrew Miller said about the Red Sox’ lineup.

 

NOTES

* David Ortiz’s RBI in the sixth inning was his 61st the postseason, tying Derek Jeter for fourth all-time.

* Ortiz’s walks (2) gave him is 56th of his career, the most in Red Sox franchise history, second-most in the postseason by a left-handed hitter (David Justice, 64).

* Dustin Pedroia scored hi 32nd career postseason run, tying Roberto Alomar for second all-time among second basemen.

* Andrew Benintendi became the youngest player in Red Sox history to hit an RBI double.

 

* Coco Crisp’s two-run home run was his second career postseason home run.

* Andrew Miller has not allowed a run in 12.1 innings over eight career appearances.

* Miller has struck out 17 batters in his postseason career, and batters are only 3-for-39 (.077) against him.

 

STARS

1) Coco Crisp

Crisp hit a two-run home run that would prove to be the difference in the Indians' win.

2) Andrew Miller

Miller was strong again in relief, striking out three in two scoreless innings.

3) Jose Ramirez

Ramirez scored two runs for the Tribe, finishing 1-for-3 with a walk