Game Recap 4/18/24 | Guardians Beat the Red Sox 5-4

April 18, 2024

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Things Around The Game

1 – Cookie

Carlos Carrasco danced in and out of trouble all day but only gave up two earned over 5 2/3 innings. 

2 – RISP

The calling card early the Guardains in 2024, when they win, is hitting with runners in scoring position, which happened again on Thursday, going 4 for 9.  Andres Gimenez got two hits with RISP, giving him two RBIs on the day.

3 – Late inning relief 

After the sixth inning, Tim Herrin, Hunter Gaddis, and Emmanuel Clase shut down the Red Sox, going three innings andgiving up zero runs and zero hits. 

Game Summary

Carlos Carrasco pitched 5 2/3 solid innings, conceding two runs, while Andrés Giménez contributed two RBIs, guiding the Cleveland Guardians to a 5-4 triumph over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.

Ramón Laureano, Josh Naylor, and José Ramírez also contributed RBIs for Cleveland, who won three of four games against Boston, bolstering their Central Division-leading record to 13-6.

Carrasco (1-1) threw 56 of his 89 pitches for strikes, allowing only two hits while striking out five and issuing three walks. He exited the game after yielding a two-out single to Reese McGuire in the sixth inning, with Cleveland holding a 5-1 advantage.

Emmanuel Clase secured the victory with a scoreless ninth inning, earning his fifth save of the season.

Despite starting the season strong with seven wins in their first 10 road games, the Red Sox struggled at home, finishing their first homestand with a 3-7 record.

Trailing 5-1, the Red Sox narrowed the gap in the sixth inning with Jarren Duran’s two-run triple, part of their three-run rally.

Left-hander Brennan Bernardino provided two scoreless innings as the starter for the Red Sox, who utilized five pitchers in the game. Cooper Criswell (0-1) took the loss, surrendering four runs, three of which were earned, in 2 1/3 innings of work.

Boston’s defensive struggles continued as they committed two more errors in the game.


RHP Pedro Avila was added to Cleveland’s major league roster one day after being acquired from San Diego. … RHP Wes Parsons was optioned to Triple-A Columbus to make room for Avila.


Triston McKenzie (1-2, 6.23) is scheduled to open the three-game series against Oakland on Friday. McKenzie hasn’t faced the Athletics since the 2022 season. RHP Joe Boyle (1-2, 5.68) is listed as the probable starter for the A’s.


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