Since returning from a lower back injury more than a week ago, Stephen Drew had been in a slump — an 0-for-17 slump. And Drew hit a low point Saturday when he was benched for the Red Sox’ come-from-behind win over Cleveland.

Jose Iglesias was a more-than-adequate replacement at shortstop, going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs.

Red Sox manager John Farrell, however, elected to put Drew back in the lineup for the series finale yesterday.

Drew was a difference-maker in yesterday’s dramatic 6-5 victory over the Indians. He shook off the rough stretch by going 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three runs scored. Drew crossed the plate with the winning run on Jacoby Ellsbury’s walkoff double to left-center with two outs.

“As a hitter you kind of get locked in and sometimes as a hitter you try to do too much,” Drew explained. “I was aware that I hadn’t had a hit but with that kind of story said, if you look back at my AB’s (at-bats), I was hitting balls hard.

“It is baseball and you can sit back and get frustrated or whatever you want to do. Sometimes baseball is not fair when you are putting good AB’s together, but it’s a funny game.

“You can roll over and get hits and break bats and nobody says anything. When you are hitting balls well and getting outs over a long period of time, it is a mental game that has its tipping point.”

Drew was right in the middle of the Red Sox’ four-run rally off Cleveland’s ineffective closer Chris Perez. Dustin Pedroia opened the inning with a walk and went to third on David Ortiz’ double to center. Pedroia scored on a Mike Napoli groundout. Ortiz stole third and scored on a grounder to first by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to make it 5-4.