Back-to-back doubles by Khris Davis and Logan Schafer off Boston reliever Burke Badenhop in the top of the 11th inning proved to be the difference as the Milwaukee Brewers' prevailed with a 7-6 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Milwaukee scored in each of the first three innings touching Boston starting pitcher Clay Buchholz for 6 runs on 13 hits including home runs by Mark Reynolds and Carlos Gomez in the 2nd inning. He struck out 3 while not walking a batter in 4.1 innings.
Following Buchholz's rough outing, the Boston relief pitching was impressive - 5.2 innings of scoreless baseball before the 11th inning including a 3-strikeout performance by Koji Uehara in the top of the 9th.
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The Red Sox nipped away at the early Milwaukee lead on an RBI groundout by A.J. Pierzynski and an RBI single by Jonathan Herrera to make the score 3-2 after innings. After the Brewers pushed across 3 more runs in the top of the 3rd, Mike Napoli (pictured) drilled his second home run of the season in the bottom of the frame scoring Grady Sizemore and Dustin Pedroia.
David Ortiz was given the night off, though he did pinch hit in the bottom of the 9th inning, grounding out. Will Middlebrooks was a late scratch with a right calf cramp.
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