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Highlights of Red Sox' 14-9 loss to the Indians

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Highlights of Red Sox' 14-9 loss to the Indians

FINAL SCORE: Indians 14, Red Sox 9

IN BRIEF: The Indians scored in every inning but the eighth and ninth and sent the Red Sox limping into their four-game series with the Yankees by handing them a 14-9 loss Wednesday night at Fenway Park, despite four Boston home runs. BOX SCORE
 

RED SOX RECORD: 29-27

HIGHLIGHTS:

1st inning:
Mercado singles to left, Santana triples to center, scoring Mercado (1-0, CLE).

Santana scores on Weber's wild pitch (2-0, CLE).

Betts homers to left off Bieber on a 3-2 pitch (2-1, CLE).

2nd inning:
Bauers doubles to left, Plawlecki singles to right center, scoring Bauers (3-1, CLE).

Bogaerts singles to left, Holt doubles to right, Bogaerts scores (3-2, CLE).

Benintendi doubles to right, Holt scores (tied, 3-3).

3rd inning:
Santana walks, Kipnis singles to left, Bauers singles to right, Santana scores (4-3, CLE).

Allen triples to right, scoring Bauers and Ramirez, who reached on fielder's choice (6-3, CLE).

4th inning:
Santana homers to left off Weber on a 0-0 pitch (7-3, CLE).

Bradley Jr. homers to left off Bieber on a 0-0 pitch (7-4, CLE).

Vazquez singles right, Benintendi hits a two-run homer to right off Weber on a 0-0 pitch (7-6, CLE).

5th inning:
(Jake Taylor pitching for Red Sox) Ramirez doubles to left, Plawlecki doubles to left, Ramirez scores (8-6, CLE).

6th inning:
Lindor singles to right, Santana walks, Ramirez hits a ground-rule double to right, Lindor and Ramirez score (10-6, CLE).

7th inning:
Allen triples to right, Plawecki walks, Lindor singles to left, Allen scores (11-6, CLE).

Mercado singles to left, Santana doubles to left, scoring Plawecki, Lindor and Mercado (14-6, CLE).

8th inning
(A.J. Cole pitching for Indians) Martinez safe on third baseman Ramírez's fielding error, Bogaerts hits a two-run homer to left on a 0-0 pitch (14-8, CLE).

Bradley doubles to center, Vazquez doubles to center (14-9, CLE).

UP NEXT:

@Yankees, Thursday, 7:05 p.m., NESN, YES
@Yankees, Friday, 7:05 p.m., NESN, YES
@Yankees, Saturday, 7:15 p.m., FOX
@Yankees, Sunday, 7:08 p.m., ESPN

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Report: Brian Bannister leaving Red Sox to join Giants

Report: Brian Bannister leaving Red Sox to join Giants

After five seasons in Boston, Brian Bannister is taking his talents elsewhere.

The former Red Sox vice president of pitching development will join the San Francisco Giants, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Bannister was initially hired by the Red Sox as a scout in 2015. Later that year he was promoted to director of pitching analysis and development by then-Sox GM Dave Dombrowski.

In 2016, Bannister became Boston's assistant pitching coach and VP of pitching development. He was removed from the coaching staff but kept the latter title following the 2019 season.

Bannister spent five years as an MLB pitcher with the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals before pursuing a scouting/coaching career.

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Chaim Bloom: Red Sox 'exploring all options' with Mookie Betts

Chaim Bloom: Red Sox 'exploring all options' with Mookie Betts

Chaim Bloom continues to take the safe approach when it comes to conversations about Mookie Betts' future in Boston.

Bloom was asked on "NESN After Hours" about Betts' contract situation with the superstar right fielder set to become a free agent after the 2020 season. According to the Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer, who was hired in October, all options remain on the table.

“Well, I mean, you’re talking about, as you said, one of the great players in the game,” Bloom said. “We are thrilled to have him, and I know this organization prior to my arrival was happy to have him. Now we have to figure out how we go forward. I think where we are as an organization, we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t explore all of our options. But we do that recognizing we have a very good team and one of the best players in the game and we’re going to handle the situation accordingly.”

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This kind of answer from Bloom is predictable, but it's telling that a possible trade involving the 2018 American League MVP hasn't been ruled out.

Boston has been adamant about its goal to cut payroll before the new campaign, and parting ways with Betts certainly would help accomplish that. If there's no indication Betts is willing to commit beyond 2020, trading him for a haul of prospects does make sense. Still, as Bloom acknowledges, Betts is one of the best players on the planet and the organization should aim to lock him up long-term.

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