On Friday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians defeated the Boston Red Sox in ALDS Game 2, 6-0. The win gave Cleveland a 2-0 series lead in the Best of Five series.

Story of the game

Friday afternoon was a tale of two starting pitchers, Corey Kluber and David Price.

Kluber had a quiet Cy Young caliber season and continued that into the playoffs. He strained his quadriceps on September 26, but showed no sign of the injury against the Red Sox, throwing seven shutout innings and seven strikeouts while giving up just three hits and three walks.

On the opposite side of the mound, Price couldn't escape the demons haunting him throughout his October career.

Despite having a reputation as one of baseball's best pitchers, he always seems to struggle in the postseason. Friday was no different - he failed to make it out of the fourth inning after five runs, including a three-run homer by Lonnie Chisenhall in the second inning. Price is 0-8 with a 5.74 ERA in nine postseason starts.

David Ortiz watch

After one of the best seasons in the history of baseball for a retiring player, Ortiz has struggled in the early stretch of this postseason, which may be ending his career sooner than he wants. Ortiz failed to record a hit in four plate appearances on Friday. He is now just 1 for 8 in this series.

Up next

The series moves to Boston on Sunday with the Red Sox facing a 2-0 deficit.

They will have to win three consecutive games to advance to the next round in the playoffs, which is an eerily similar set of circumstances they overcame against Cleveland in 1999. They went on to lose to the New York Yankees in five games in the American League Championship Series. A loss would also end David Ortiz's career.

The pitching matchup on Sunday will pit Boston's Clay Bucholz against Cleveland's Josh Tomlin. Bucholz was demoted to the bullpen at one point this season, going 8-10 with a 4.78 ERA. Tomlin had a better season than Bucholz, going 13-9 with a 4.40 ERA, but this will be his first postseason start.

The game will start at 4:08 ET.

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