The Boston Red Sox had a good chance to beat the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Monday night, but the bullpen was unable to hold a 4-3 lead. The Indians ultimately won 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth after Boston’s bullpen gave up two runs and three hits over 2 1/3 innings. Hear Red Sox manager John Farrell discuss the bullpen in the “NESN Sports Today” video above, presented by People’s United Bank.
Associated Press CLEVELAND -- Indians All-Star reliever Andrew Miller has been placed on the disabled list for the second time in 20 days with knee tendinitis. Also Tuesday, Cleveland placed starter Danny Salazar on the 10-day DL with elbow inflammation. Miller made just seven pitches -- all fastballs -- in Monday night's win over Boston before taking himself out. The left-hander was making his second appearance since being activated from the DL on Friday. The Indians are hoping that rest will help Miller, who was a key in them getting to the World Series last year. While he's had another solid season, Miller has not been nearly as dominant and his velocity has dropped considerably in the past
The Mets’ 2017 opening-day roster now has some reach across the league. With the club going through a sell-off during its dreary campaign, ex-Mets are spread out as they try to help their new teams with the playoffs around the corner. Here’s a look at how the former Mets are faring: Jay Bruce: The veteran outfielder is making himself right at home with the Cleveland Indians, batting .375 in 11 games since being traded. He has smashed three home runs – including two in Friday’s win over the Royals – and driven in 12 runs while scoring 11 more with a 1.169 OPS. The 30-year-old even stole a base last week, his first swipe since July 24 of last year. It’s a far cry from how Bruce performed when the