Indians meltdown causes third straight loss

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a game-ending, two-run double on Joe Smith's first pitch, capping a four-run, ninth- inning rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox over the Cleveland Indians 6-5 Sunday.

Boston won three of four against Cleveland, managed by Terry Francona in his first series back at Fenway Park since leaving the Red Sox after the 2011 season. Francona led the Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007.

Cleveland led 5-2 entering the ninth, when Chris Perez (2-1) walked Dustin Pedroia leading off. David Ortiz doubled, and Mike Napoli and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit consecutive RBI groundouts.

Walks to Jonny Gomes and Jose Iglesias around Stephen Drew's single loaded the bases. Perez fell behind Ellsbury 2-1 in the count and left with an arm injury. Ellsbury then doubled to left-center.
 

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