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BSJ Game Report: Indians 6, Red Sox 5 – Santana’s walk-off blast spoils Red Sox’ rally

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All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox’ 6-5 loss to the Indians, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:

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Sox’ rally goes south in a hurry: Based on the way this season has gone for Boston, Monday’s result seemed inevitable. Trailing 5-1 to the Indians just three innings into their bout at Progressive Field, give credit to a slumping Sox club for failing to roll over, as Boston chipped away at its deficit throughout the night — culminating in a game-tying RBI double from Xander Bogaerts with two outs in the ninth inning. For a split second, another frustrating night in which a Sox pitcher failed to log a quality start seemed like a distant memory, with Boston’s rally against a red-hot Cleveland club potentially standing as the momentum-shifting result that Alex Cora’s team needed to begin to right the ship.

And then, the bottom of the ninth happened.