Benintendi's 2B ends Boston's scoreless streak

Benintendi's 2B ends Boston's scoreless streak

BOSTON -- The Red Sox snapped their 14-inning scoreless streak in the bottom of the fifth inning of their 4-3 loss in Game 3 of the American League Division Series, as Andrew Benintendi briefly trimmed the Indians' lead to 2-1 with a RBI double off the Green Monster. The loss sent Cleveland to a 3-0 series sweep and on to the ALCS against the Blue Jays.

Benintendi's one-out drive off Josh Tomlin chased Xander Bogaerts home all the way from first base, with Bogaerts diving past catcher Roberto Perez after a daring send by Boston third-base coach Brian Butterfield.

The run was Boston's first since Brock Holt hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of Game 1 at Progressive Field. Boston left the tying run at second base as Sandy Leon struck out and Jackie Bradley Jr. grounded out.

The one-run deficit was short-lived, however, as Cleveland's Coco Crisp, a former Red Sox outfielder, hammered a two-run homer in the next frame to put the Indians up 4-1.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.