CLEVELAND -- Brandon Workman was long gone before the Red Sox' 7-4, 12-inning loss to the Indians on Wednesday night was decided. He departed after five-plus innings.
But the Sox were impressed with his start, his third since joining the rotation.
Workman gave up a run in the first, then tossed four shutout innings before getting into trouble in the sixth, his final inning of work. He walked Asdrubal Cabrera then allowed a single to Michael Brantley before giving way to Chris Capuano.
Both runners scored, meaning Workman was charged with three runs on four hits over five-plus innings.
"I actually thought he threw the ball really well,'' said catcher A.J. Pierzynski. "I thought he threw the ball great. He was under control. He did a great job keeping them off-balance . . . He didn't really walk anybody (two). I thought he was really good.''