It happens all the time a game billed as a pitcher’s duel ends up with both acesgetting hit hard.It happened again Monday night at Fenway Park, as 2017 AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber faced the 2016 award recipient, Rick Porcello.The game didn’t exactly turn into a slugfest, but neither pitcher had his best stuff on this night as the Indians won the opener of a four-game series, 5-4.Kluber went 6 1/3 innings and yieldedthree earned runs.But he gave up nine hits and walked a batter to go along with his six strikeouts.Porcello began strong, pitching four scorele Ryon Healy Jersey s innings, then gave up three home runs, and five earned runs, in the next three innings before exiting. Melky Cabrera, MichaelBrantley and Greg Allen homered for the Tribe.There’s a good chance Boston (88-38) and Cleveland (72-52)will meetin the postseason, and chances are even better thatKluber and Porcello will be sharper than they were Monday.Studs of the nightBlue Jays DHKendrys Morales hit two home runs and drove in four to key Toronto’s 5-3 win over Baltimore.Mets right hander Zack Wheeler gave up only one earned run in seven innings and struck Kyle Seager Jersey out 10 in the Mets’ 2-1 extra-innings lo s to the Giants. Wheeler has been outstanding lately, with a 1.38 ERA in his last six starts.Duds of the nightGiants second basemanJoe Panik was hitle s in six at-bats in the Giants’ 2-1, 13 inning win over the Mets.Bartolo Colon looked his age (45) against the Athletics, giving up seven earned runs and 10 hits in five innings.HighlightEnder Inciarte made what turned out to be the game-winning play here in the seventh inning when he cut downAdeiny Hechavarria at the plate to preserve the Braves’ 1-0 win over Pittsburgh..@enderinciartem has no interest in a tie game. pic.twitter.com/B5q2ZSGpBh MLB (@MLB) August 21, 2018What’s nextBraves (69-55) at Pirates(63-63), 7:05 p.m. The Braves snapped their four-game losing streak by beating the Bucson Monday night, but they’ll have to keep it going to hold off thePhillies in the NL East. The Pirates are hanging on by a thread in the https://www.marinersedges.com/seattle-mariners/dee-gordon-jersey NL wild-card race.

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