BOSTON (AP) ― Cleveland manager Manny Acta’s pregame lesson about Fenway Park’s quirky angles and dimensions certainly couldn’t cover what Asdrubal Cabrera’s homer did.
Cabrera’s second two-run homer of the game, originally ruled a single off the short wall in right field and overturned by replay review, broke an eighth-inning tie and lifted the Indians to a 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
“It might be the only park,” Cabrera said when asked if he thought his homer would have been out in any other ballpark.
Houston Astros players mob Jose Altuve (center) after his game-winning hit against the Cincinnati Reds. (AP-Yonhap News)
Travis Hafner homered after Cabrera’s first of the game as the Indians won for just the third time in their last 11 games.
“It all starts with Asdrubal,” Acta said. “Asdrubal is the one that gets us going like he has all year.”
Cabrera’s homer came off reliever Daniel Bard (1-5) and halted his scoreless innings streak at 26 1-3, longest active in the majors. It was the first run he allowed after 25 scoreless appearances.
Acta held a brief team meeting before the game.
“We have a lot of kids that have never been here, a different ballpark, just for them to really take advantage of it with extra batting practice and all that,” he said. “Just let the guys know that this is fun, a couple of games out and two months to go. In a way I needed to let them know we’re still in it, but we needed to get back to what got us to where we’re at.”
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