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MLB: Boston 6, Cleveland 5

May 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, May 26 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury's game-winning, two-run double capped a stunning ninth-inning comeback Sunday that boosted the Boston Red Sox over Cleveland 6-5.

Trailing 5-2 entering the ninth and facing Indians closer Chris Perez (2-1), the Red Sox launched a rally when Dustin Pedroia drew a leadoff walk, went to second on a David Ortiz double and then scored on Mike Napoli's fielder's-choice ground ball.

Ortiz then stole third and came home on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's groundout, making it 5-4 with two outs and the bases empty.

The Red Sox kept the rally going when Perez walked pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes, yielded a single to Stephen Drew and then another base-on-balls to Jose Iglesias, loading the bases.

Joe Smith came in to pitch and Ellsbury delivered a line-drive double to center field, sending home Gomes and Drew (3-for-4, three runs scored) for the game-winning margin.

Craig Breslow (2-0) earned the decision despite yielding a run in the ninth as Boston took three-of-four games from Cleveland and claimed a share of the American League East lead.

Nick Swisher knocked a solo homer and added a sacrifice fly while Jason Kipnis also went deep for the Indians.

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