The Indians will take a 2-1 lead into the fifth inning thanks to a pair of Cleveland homers.
Cleveland got out to the early lead, showing no effects after a more than hour-long rain delay. While Michael Brantley led the game off by taking four pitches--three of them strikes--Jason Kipnis too the first pitch he saw and knocked it into the Red Sox bullpen for a solo shot.
The Sox struck back in the bottom of the second, but missed out on scoring a lot more when, having loaded the bases with zero outs, Boston saw Jason Varitek, Darnell McDonald, and Jacoby Ellsbury each struck out against David Huff. The only run came across on a wild pitch after a strikeout.
The Indians took the lead back in the fourth, picking up another homer from an unlikely source in Lonnie Chisenhall. Josh Beckett's pitch was a good one this time--a 90 MPH changeup low-and-away--but Chisenhall reached out and tucked it around the right field pole. A weak home run, but one that counts all the same.