Game 3 of the American League Division Series between Cleveland and the Boston Red Sox has been postponed and will be played at 6:08 p.m. ET on Monday evening in Boston, according to Chris Assenheimer of the Chronicle-Telegram.

Cleveland holds a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series. 

Cleveland’s three home runs in Game 1 paced the 5-4 win to open the series, while Corey Kluber’s seven shutout innings and Lonnie Chisenhall’s three-run homer led Cleveland to a 6-0 victory in Game 2.

While Cleveland has the Red Sox on the ropes, Josh Tomlin—the scheduled starter for Game 3—doesn’t want the team to grow complacent, according to what he told reporters in this clip from a recent press conference:

Certainly, the Red Sox aren’t about to concede anything.

“We have to win one game and go from there,” slugger David Ortiz told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe. “We’re not done. We haven’t got in a rhythm yet. I think we will.”

Pitcher Clay Buchholz—who will start Game 3 for Boston—concurred:

It’s about you’re not out until the final out is made, and the only reason that we’re here is because of everybody and what they have done throughout this year. We have a potential couple MVP candidates, potential Cy Young candidate on this team. We’re a really good ball club and there’s no need to put added pressure or added stress on one game because of what could happen.

Boston’s offense is capable of slugging the team back into contention. The Red Sox led MLB in runs scored (878) and batting average (.282) this year, spurred by MVP candidates in Ortiz and Mookie Betts and excellent seasons from Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Hanley Ramirez.

Once the rains cease, Boston will need that lineup to wake up Monday night and save the season after being stifled in Game 2. 


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