Red Sox's mettle will be tested
BOSTON -- For 11 innings, the Cleveland Indians played desperation baseball. They survived losing a first-inning lead for the second consecutive night, overcame losing a two-run lead in the kind of way that buries most teams, stared down the hottest offensive tandem in baseball in a crucial late situation with no room for failure, and played two games in Boston with neither of their elite pitchers able to escape the fifth inning.But the American League Championship Series now is tied at one game apiece, courtesy of Cleveland's exhausting 13-6 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. The victory was capped by a seven-run knockout punch in the top of the 11th inning, but it was defined by the Indians' ability to counter each moment in Game 2 that appeared to signal a Boston mandate.
I'm so proud of these guys for the way they've persevered throughout the entire year.
--Indians outfielder Trot Nixon