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BOSTON (AP) — Many around Major League Baseball rallied to help Puerto Rico after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last year.The efforts of one native son were honored with an award named for the island’s greatest player Wednesday.St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was named the recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/robert-woods-jersey , a fitting recognition for the star who grew up on Puerto Rico and idolized the island’s late Hall of Famer.Commissioner Rob Manfred and Clemente’s widow, Vera Clemente, presented the award to members of Molina’s family before Game 2 of the World Series. It is given annually to the player who best represents Clemente’s humanitarian efforts.Molina wasn’t on hand to receive the award himself because he is currently in Colombia, coaching Puerto Rico’s under-23 national baseball team in the Baseball World Cup. Clemente also managed the national team while he was playing in the major leagues.Molina has worked tirelessly to help Puerto Rico recover from the effects of Maria last year.The 36-year-old Molina and his wife, Wanda, in 2010 created the Foundation4 (Fundacion4) to improve the lives of underprivileged children on the island who have been affected by poverty, abuse and cancer.“What he represents for the whole country and for all of Latin America is the same spirit that dad had,” Clemente’s son, Luis, said of Molina. “We’re very proud to continue the Clemente legacy.”Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who is from Caguas, Puerto Rico Authentic Alex Smith Jersey , greeted Molina’s family during the award presentation and gave Vera Clemente flowers.Cora, who has also been a visual presence in the hurricane relief efforts back on his native island, said he is an admirer of the work Molina has done there in the aftermath of the storm.“I call him the leader because he’s the leader of our national team. He’s the leader of the St. Louis Cardinals. And he’s the leader on the field. But off the field, he became the leader last year,” Cora said.“Very proud of what he’s done throughout his career. But I think last year was the highlight of his career.”Molina is the third Puerto Rican-born player to win the award and fourth from the island. He joins Carlos Beltran (2013), Carlos Delgado (2006) and Edgar Martinez (2004).A nine-time All-Star, Molina is an eight-time Gold Glove Award winner and has spent all 15 of his big league seasons with the Cardinals.Clemente died on Dec. 31, 1972, when his airplane that was carrying supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua crashed after taking off from Puerto Rico. CLEVELAND (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are trying to make history. The Cleveland Indians keep getting in the way.And after a highly competitive three-game series, the teams could see each other again next month with even more at stake.Greg Allen singled with one out and the bases loaded in the 11th inning and Cleveland defeated the Red Sox 4-3 on Sunday night to deny Boston’s bid for a club-record 106th victory for the second straight game.Allen singled through the left side on a 3-2 pitch from Robby Scott to give Cleveland an 11th inning win for the second night in a row.“If that game was in a couple of weeks, that’d be one for the ages,” manager Terry Francona said. “It’s going to be a late night Alex Smith Jersey Elite , but it was a fun game.”William Cuevas (0-2) walked leadoff man Jose Ramirez, who moved to second on Rajai Davis‘ sacrifice. Shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin, who replaced the injured Xander Bogaerts in the seventh, booted Erik Gonzalez’s ground ball, sending Ramirez to third.Yandy Diaz, batting for Yonder Alonso, was intentionally walked to load the bases and set the stage for Allen’s winning hit. Michael Brantley’s bases-loaded single gave the AL Central winners a 5-4 victory in the 11th on Saturday night.Allen raced toward the outfield after he rounded first to avoid getting pounded by his teammates, a strategy that was unsuccessful.“I don’t think there’s any getting away from that,” he said. “In a time like that, when it’s celebratory, I really don’t want to get away from it. It was definitely fun.”Josh Tomlin (2-5) pitched two scoreless innings for the Indians, who won the after a 7-5 loss Friday.Mookie Betts homered and had four hits in his return to the lineup http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.com/alex-smith-jersey , but the Red Sox will also have to wait at least one more day before wrapping the home-field advantage throughout the postseason.Betts, who didn’t play Friday and Saturday, hit his 31st homer in the fifth to tie the game after Cleveland scored three times in the fourth. He had four hits, a three-run homer and five RBIs on Thursday against the New York Yankees when Boston clinched the AL East.Betts, who leads the majors with a .343 batting average, started the game with a double off the wall in left. He singled in the third and doubled again in the seventh.Betts played right field for the first time in a week. He’s been dealing with soreness in his left side and was the DH twice last week.“Hitting was never really the issue, it was just throwing,” Betts said. “Fortunately, I didn’t have to many any long throws, so today was a really good day.”Edwin Encarnacion got his 100th RBI of the season with a fourth-inning single, reaching the century mark for the fourth straight year.Melky Cabrera’s two-run double off Steven Wright put Cleveland ahead 3-2.Bogaerts was removed during his at-bat in the seventh inning because of a sore left shoulder. He fouled off a pitch and was visited by manager Alex Cora and a team trainer. Bogaerts walked to the dugout after a lengthy conversation and is listed as day to day.“I felt a pinch after I took an awkward swing, the last two swings actually Authentic Matt Ioannidis Jersey ,” he said. “It’s nothing now. I’m fine. There’s nothing wrong.”Right-hander Hector Velazquez started for Boston and gave up two runs in 3 1/3 innings.Cleveland starter Adam Plutko allowed three runs in six innings.SLUMPINGRamirez went 0 for 3 and is batting .174 (12 for 69) with one home run this month.NEARING THE ENDBoston also fell one win short of a club record for road victories with 51. The Red Sox finish with six games at Fenway Park beginning Monday against Baltimore. Boston hosts the Yankees for the final three games and will be at home to begin the Division Series.“We need to get home,” Cora said. “We’re going to be home for two weeks now, so it’s going to be fun.”Cleveland plays its final seven games on the road. The Indians begin a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox on Monday and play the last four in Kansas City.MOUND RETURNFrancona said Cody Allen will pitch Monday in Chicago. Allen hasn’t been in a game since Cleveland clinched the division Sept. 15 to rest in preparation for the postseason. He threw a bullpen session Saturday.TRAINER’S ROOMIndians: C Roberto Perez was removed from the game in the fifth with a bruised right shoulder.UP NEXTRed Sox: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (5-7, 3.98 ERA) takes on Orioles RHP Dylan Bundy (8-15, 5.37 ERA) in the three-game series opener in Boston.Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (19-7, 2.93 ERA) goes for his career-high 20th win of the season. RHP Dylan Covey (5-13, 5.33 ERA) starts for the White Sox.
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