CLEVELAND — After winning the first game of the series against Boston, the Indians dropped their next two as the Red Sox struggle to remain relevant in the playoff contention.

The Tribe rallied late to tie the game in the 9th inning but fell 7-6 in 10 innings to the Boston on Tuesday night at Progressive Field.

Francisco Lindor evened the score at 6-6 with an RBI double in the ninth inning, his fourth career game-tying RBI in the ninth inning or later. Lindor cut Cleveland’s deficit to 6-5 with a two-run double in the seventh inning and notched a pair of doubles for the fifth time this season.

Carlos Santana hit his 27th home run of the season in the fourth inning, his 201st in an Indians uniform, breaking a tie with Travis Hafner for eighth best in franchise history.

Franmil Reyes pulled the Tribe to within three in the sixth inning with a two-run homer, his 29th of the year and second with Cleveland.

Mike Clevinger did not factor into the decision after allowing four runs on a career-high eleven hits with two walks and six strikeouts over four and two-third innings, his shortest outing and most runs allowed since June 28 at Baltimore.

The Indians recalled pitcher Logan Allen from AAA Columbus and optioned pitcher Josh Smith to AAA on Wednesday.

Allen, 22, was acquired on July 31 from the San Diego Padres along with Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes. Logan will make his club debut after being assigned to Columbus following the trade, where he made two starts. Prior to July 31, he split the 2019 season between San Diego and Triple-A El Paso, making his Major League debut on June 18 against Milwaukee. The West Palm Beach native was Boston’s eighth round pick in the 2015 draft and was traded to the Padres in November 2015 in a deal that sent pitcher Craig Kimbrel to the Red Sox. He is currently ranked the third-best prospect in the Cleveland system by MLB.com.

The Tribe fell again on Wednesday 5-1 in the series final game. Boston jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third with back-to-back homers by Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts.

Cleveland got one back on a wild pitch by Brian Johnson that allowed Lindor to cross home plate. Bogaerts hit his second one over the fence in the seventh inning, a three-run shot that made it 5-1 Red Sox.

The Tribe will head to New York tonight for an eight-day stay to face the Yankees and Mets.