Game Wrap: Jackie Bradley Jr, Red Sox even ALCS with Astros

Red Sox pull even with Astros in ALCS

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Jays implode in big 5th-inning barrage from Cleveland

Sean Reid-Foley’s pitching debut at home was going well until the fifth inning.

The Toronto Blue Jays rookie gave up a pair of home runs in the frame as they fell to the Cleveland Indians 9-8 on Saturday.

Watch Rowdy Tellez hit his first-career home run:

The Blue Jays rookie continued to impress and continued to hit extra base hits, this time collecting his first Major League home run in Toronto’s 9-8 loss to Cleveland. 1:14

“I did some good things today. I did some bad things,” he said. “You learn and you move on.”

Roberto Perez hit the first home run off Reid-Foley and plated Yonder Alonso and Melky Cabrera on a double later in the inning. He picked up four RBI in total.

“It feels good. I’ve been working hard every day, coming in and doing my routine, and it’s paying off,” Perez said.

‘I took some pitches off’

Michael Brantley also had a homer for Cleveland (81-61) in the seven-run fifth for the Indians.

Reid-Foley (1-3) was sharp during his first four innings. He allowed just three hits and one run until he got the hook in the fifth.

“I took some pitches off. Brantley hurt me. Perez, first pitch homer, hurt me,” Reid-Foley said. “You obviously want good results, but if I have to trip on a couple of curbs and learn from it, I still have to keep my head up and have fun. It’s the big leagues.”

Reid-Foley allowed six runs, five hits, two home runs, five walks and struck out three batters over 4 2/3 innings.

TellezĀ hits 1st-career home run

Randal Grichuk had a pair of solo home runs for the Blue Jays (64-78). Rowdy Tellez also had a solo homer, the first of his major league career.

“It felt pretty unreal,” Tellez said. “It’s one of those surreal moments that you just dream about doing. It was pretty cool to do it here in front of the home fans and hopefully, I’ve got more in the tank.”

Josh Tomlin (1-5) picked up the win after starter Adam Plunko failed to pitch the required five innings for the distinction. Tomlin had one strikeout in 2/3 innings of work.

Cody Allen picked up his 26th save of the season.

Both teams combined for 29 hits.

Richard Urena opened the scoring for the Blue Jays in the second inning. He hit an RBI double that gave Toronto a 1-0 lead. Aledmys Dias followed with an RBI single to increase the Blue Jays’ lead to 2-0.

The Indians cut into the Jays’ lead in the third. Greg Allen hit an RBI double to cut Toronto’s advantage to 2-1.

Toronto restored the two-run lead later in the inning. Grichuk hit his 20th homer of the season, giving the Blue Jays a 3-1 lead.

Big 5th inning for Cleveland

Cleveland went ahead for the first time in the fifth. Perez hit a solo homer that cut the Blue Jays’ lead to 3-2. Brantley followed with a two-run homer to put the Indians up 4-3.

Relief pitcher Justin Shafer walked Jason Kipnis with the bases loaded to stretch Cleveland’s advantage to two. Perez followed up with a three-run double that gave the Indians an 8-3 lead.

Cleveland sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning.

Later in the frame, Grichuk hit his second solo homer to cut Cleveland’s lead to 8-4. Tellez followed with the first home run of his career. The solo shot brought the Indians lead down to 8-5.

In the sixth, Jose Ramirez scored on a wild pitch by Blue Jays reliever Mark Leiter Jr., which gave Cleveland a 9-5 lead. Kendrys Morales proceeded to hit a two-run single to cut the Indians lead to 9-7.

In the seventh, Diaz hit an RBI double to cut Cleveland’s lead to 9-8.

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