Game Recap 4/25/24 | Guardians Beat the Red Sox 6-4

April 25, 2024

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Things Around The Game

1 – Jose Jose Jose

Many fans have asked when Jose Ramirez would have one of those games when he went off. 

Well, it happened on Thursday afternoon! With the Guards up 1-0, JRAM had a great ten-pitch at-bat in the bottom of the third, and after fouling off four straight, he connected for a grand slam to put the Guards up 5-0.

2 – Jose Jose Jose PT 2

Later in the game, with the Red Sox closing the gap to 5-4, JRAM was at it again.  He singled and stole second in the bottom of the 8th, causing an error that turned into a hustle play with Ramirez at third.  

That hustle turned into a run as the Red Sox had a passed ball, allowing Ramirez to score from third.  

Once again, Jose manufactured a run on pure effort.  Just marvelous stuff!

3 – Clase in session 

Emmanuel Clase was lights out in the 9th inning, only needing 12 pitches for a 1-2-3 9th.  Clase has eight saves on the season and has an ERA of 0.69

Game Summary

On Thursday, José Ramírez showcased his power with his sixth career grand slam, leading the Cleveland Guardians to a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Ramírez wasn’t the only one swinging a hot bat; Will Brennan added a solo homer to the mix, contributing to Cleveland’s win.

With this triumph, Cleveland solidified its position atop the American League with an impressive 18-7 record. Remarkably, they’ve matched the franchise’s second-best record through 25 games. Their dominance extended to their matchups against Boston, winning the season series 5-2, all within a mere 11 days.

Despite a strong effort from Rafael Devers, who collected three hits for the Red Sox, and a clutch triple from Rob Refsnyder, Boston fell short. Even Jarren Duran’s RBI single couldn’t completely close the gap, as Cleveland maintained their lead.

Ramírez’s grand slam, which followed a dramatic moment where he seemed to strike out, but the ball slipped past Red Sox catcher Reese McGuire, was the highlight of the game. Brennan’s homer in the same inning further bolstered Cleveland’s commanding position.

Although Boston managed to claw back with runs in the third and sixth innings, cutting the deficit to 5-4, Ramírez ensured Cleveland’s victory with an insurance run in the seventh. His hustle on the bases, including stealing second and capitalizing on an error and a passed ball, sealed the deal.

Hunter Gaddis earned the win with a solid relief appearance, while Emmanuel Clase shut the door with a flawless ninth inning to secure his eighth save of the season.

The game also saw Devers continue his impressive form, serving as the designated hitter for the second consecutive day due to a knee injury. However, despite his offensive prowess, Boston couldn’t overcome Cleveland’s dominance.

On the mound, Guardians starter Triston McKenzie impressed with a season-high seven strikeouts over four innings, while Boston’s Chase Anderson struggled, giving up five runs, including two homers, in just 1 2/3 innings.


James Karinchak (right shoulder inflammation), who isn’t eligible to come off the 60-day injured list until May 27, joined his teammates in Cleveland and will join them on their six-game trip.


Logan Allen (3-0, 5.06 ERA) faces Braves LHP Chris Sale (2-1, 4.38 ERA) in the opener of a three-game interleague series in Atlanta.


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