Boston, Massachusetts 2021-07-24 22:55:07 –
Austin Meadows hit a two-run homer and Ji-man Choi also beat the Cleveland Indians 8-2 on Saturday, highlighting his second four-hit performance this season.
Hee-seop Choi, who scored three goals in three runs, hit four hits in a match that beat Tampa Bay’s Los Angeles Angels 13-3 on June 26.
Former Indian farmer Joey Wendle also recorded his second hit of the season for the Rays, who won 11 consecutive games against Cleveland back in the 2019 campaign. Tampa Bay has won 13 of the last 16 games, tying the Boston Red Sox and the American League East.
Louis Head (1-0) reassured Drew Rasmussen in the opening round and defeated four of the nine batters he faced to record his first major league victory. Head, recalled from Triple A Durham on Friday, allowed two hits and one run in two innings.
The Indians got only 5 hits on their way to their 15th defeat in 21 games. Demarlo Hale managed the team on behalf of Terry Francona, who returned home due to a prolonged head cold.
Hee-seop Choi threw a 1-1 fastball from JC Messiah (1-6) through the wall of the left wing and scored a goal in the first inning. Home runs were the sixth of the season for Choi, who had a three-run explosion to highlight the nine innings of six-runs when Tampa Bay beat Cleveland 10-5 on Friday night.
Bobby Bradley replied in the second inning with the 11th home run of the season, while Rays continued to power display in the third.
Brett Phillips led the inning by sending a 0-1 change-up from Messiah over the right-wing wall, giving Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead. Hee-seop Choi then added a double-two batter and placed a 1-0 slider just inside the right-wing foul pole from Media, after which Meadows took him home.
Bradley Zimmer scored on the ground out in the 6th inning to reduce Cleveland’s deficit to 4-2, but Choi regained Tampa Bay’s 3-run cushion in the 7th inning with an RBI double left fielder.
Hee-seop Choi added an RBI single in the 9th inning, and Meadows scored a goal in his 18th home run this season.
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