Flag at Progressive Field at half-staff, moment of silence will start Cleveland Indians/Red Sox game

CLEVELAND - To honor those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, the Cleveland Indians will open the game against the Red Sox with a moment of silence.

The flag at Progressive Field will also be flown at half-staff to honor those who were injured and lost their lives in the terror attacks Monday.

"The entire Cleveland Indians organization extends our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the events at the Boston Marathon yesterday afternoon," said Joel Hammond, communications coordinator for the Tribe.

The Boston Red Sox are in Cleveland for the start of a three-game series. Tribe officials re-emphasized their commitment to a safe environment at Progressive Field.

"The safety of our fans, players and staff at Progressive Field has always been, and will continue to be, our highest priority," explained Hammond in a news release.

A pair of bombs at the Boston Marathon went off around 2:50 p.m. at the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 170 others. It happened about one hour after the Red Sox finished their game in Boston.

The chief FBI agent in Boston vowed "we will go to the ends of the Earth" to find those responsible.

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