After the delay of Oliver Pérez's shoe, Sandy Leon and Boston were placed in Cleveland.

After the delay of Oliver Pérez's shoe, Sandy Leon and Boston were placed in Cleveland.
Cleveland reliever Oliver Perez broke a skewer in his shoe, and three batters later, the Red Sox opened the game.

Sandy Leon hit a three-run homer after Perez requested an unusual stoppage, J.D. Martinez hit a home run twice and Boston beat the Indians 12-5 on Monday.

Perez put Fenway Park in a strange delay when he felt relieved during the five innings of the Boston race. The 37-year-old lefty noticed something like his beaks as he warmed up and signaled for a replacement pair, leaving him to pile up on the mound in his socks while a coach looking for new Nikes.

He said after the game that the toe arrived when he was preparing the mound before his first batter.

"It had never happened to me before," he said. "It's fun. It's part of the game."

Boston gave it to him after Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a double tug to get to 6-3 after Perez retired from the first batter, then Leon hit his drive in the Green Monster seats.

"I heard it shattered," said Bradley, who was on deck. "I've never seen anything like that before, I did not see it until I was still trying to do my homework."

Dodgers 9, Mets 5: Cody Bellinger hit his 19th homer and threw two runners in right field, the main host Los Angeles. Chris Taylor and pinch-hitter Kiké Hernández also made inroads into the Dodgers, who have won 10 of 12.

Rockies 4, D'backs 3: Raimel Tapia singled in the winning race in the eleventh inning to give Colorado its third win in four games.

Mariners 6, Rangers 2: Daniel Vogelbach hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, Kyle Seager drove in his first race of the season and host Seattle broke a six-game skid.

Astros 6, Cubs 5: Gerrit Cole tied a season record with 12 full outs in six solid innings and Houston came early to Cole Hamels and avoided visiting Chicago.

Marlins 3, Nationals 2: Miami starter Jose Ureña scored 7 solid innings, Host Washington's bullpen threw another lead behind Max Scherzer, and the Marlins avoided a four-game sweep.

Rays 8, Tiles 3: Starter Yonny Chirinos was retired after five scoreless innings and host Tampa Bay beat Toronto. Five relievers completed an Austin Meadows homer of four batters and drove in three runs for the rays.

Yankees 5, Padres 2: Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner, and Gary Sanchez hit a homer, Manny Machado was booed and greeted with chants of "Overrated!" On his first visit to New York from free agency, and the Yankees got his eighth win in nine games.

Pirates and Reds games: Former Giants prospect Bryan Reynolds hit a two-run triple, as visiting Pittsburgh won 8-5 in the first game of a doubleheader. In the final cup, the Reds handcuffed pitching prospect Mitch Keller in the opening innings of his Major League debut, including Jose Iglesias' grand slam, and won 8-1.

Orioles 5, Tigres 3: Renato Nunez and Jonathan Villar connected a homer and hosted Baltimore benefited from many errors when sliding to Detroit. Despite the victory, the Orioles still have the worst record in the American League with 17-37 and the poorest major league record with 7-19. Detroit has fallen 12 to 13

Brewers 5, Twins 4: Orlando Arcia drove in three runs, including a home run in the eighth inning, as well as visiting Milwaukee's six-game winning streak.

Royals-White Sox suspended: Yolmer Sanchez singled for the White Sox before the game in Chicago was suspended. The teams will pick up on Tuesday, where they left it, with two from the bottom and a runner in second place, before their scheduled night game.

Briefly: Boston's second baseman, Dustin Pedroia, will take an "indefinite license" in his quest to recover from his problems, questioning whether he can return to the majors. ... Baltimore traded right-hander Yefry Ramirez to Pittsburgh for a player to be called or for cash ... Arizona placed right-hander Luke Weaver (stiff forearm) on the 10-day disabled list.