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Cleveland Indians pitcher Andrew Miller leaves Monday's game with injury

Red Sox Open Important 4-Game Set With Indians Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt leaves Boston Red Sox vs. Indians game after Joe Kelly's warmup pitch hits him
Kristopher Love | 22 August, 2017, 07:48

The Red Sox own a 2.5 game lead over the Indians in the American League standings (Boston is 4.5 back of the Houston Astros for the top spot in the AL), and this series could be the difference between the first two games of that potential October matchup being at Fenway Park and not Progressive Field.

Lefty Robby Scott relieved Hembree and struck out Jay Bruce and Bradley Zimmer as the Indians stranded runners on second and third heading into the ninth.

The Indians had a 3-2 lead until the fifth inning, when Mookie Betts reached via walk and Indians starter Mike Clevinger seemed obsessed with keeping Betts on first.

Wendelstedt was hit after Kelly replaced Eduardo Rodriguez in the sixth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

According to the Indians, Miller re-aggravated the patellar tendonitis in his right knee. Umpire Alan Porter shifted from second base to home plate.

Cleveland evened the season series between the two clubs at 2-2 with three games remaining.

- Pomeranz is expected to be on the hill after leaving his start on Friday night against the Yankees in the fourth inning with back spasms. Since July 31, Clevinger is 1-3 with an ERA higher than 6.60 in just 18 innings of work.

- Bauer picked up the win in Boston last week, holding the Red Sox to three runs on seven hits while striking out 11 in 6.2 innings.

Wendelstedt stayed in for the final out of the sixth inning. The pitch appeared to deflect off the glove of catcher Christian Vazquez into Wendelstedt's mask, and the umpire dropped to one knee.

The four-game series continues Tuesday with Tribe righty Carlos Carrasco (12-5, 3.76) set to face Red Sox righty Doug Fister (2-6, 5.56) at 7:10 p.m. SportsTime Ohio, WTAM/1100 and WMMS/AFM 100.7 will carry the game. In his last appearance against Boston, Carrasco did not survive the second inning, allowing five runs on six hits while walking three batters in a no-decision.