MLB Game Summary - Milwaukee at Boston
(Friday, June 17th)
Final Score: Boston 10, Milwaukee 4
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Adrian Gonzalez finished 3-for-4 with a double
and the go-ahead home run in the fifth inning, as Boston routed Milwaukee, 10-
4, in the opener of a three-game interleague set from Fenway Park.
Kevin Youkilis and J.D. Drew each drove in two runs, while Jacoby Ellsbury
homered and David Ortiz collected three hits and an RBI for the Red Sox, who
have won three in a row and 12 of their last 13.
John Lackey (5-5) worked eight innings for the win, yielding eight hits and
four runs with five strikeouts.
"It's fun to pitch here for sure, but we've got to swing the bats," Lackey
said. "That's one thing you hang your hat on when you're out there if you
give up a couple runs, just hang in there because the boys are coming, they
can really swing it."
Casey McGehee drove in two runs and Prince Fielder had two hits and an RBI for
the Brewers, losers in four of their last five.
Marco Estrada (1-4) allowed three runs on four hits with two walks in four
relief frames. Shaun Marcum started but recorded only three outs, charged with
four hits and two runs on 44 pitches. He left the game with a left hip flexor
"I think anytime you lose a guy that has been as good as him in a ballgame
that early against a great team, yeah it's tough," Brewers manager Ron
Gonzalez snapped a 4-4 deadlock, leading off the fifth against Estrada by
clearing the Green Monster, then Boston took a 7-4 edge in the sixth.
Daniel Ray Herrera came in but issued a leadoff walk to Drew and served up
Jason Varitek's RBI double. After an Ellsbury groundout, Dustin Pedroia's
seeing-eye single through the right side plated another run.
The Sox then extended their lead to 10-4 in the seventh.
Drew Sutton -- called up for injured regular shortstop Jed Lowrie and inserted
into the game when Youkilis left with an intestinal issue -- led off
with a double. Ortiz followed with a single, and when Darnell McDonald's
grounder ticked off the top of Brewers shortstop Craig Counsell's glove,
Sutton scored. After a sacrifice bunt put two runners in scoring position,
Drew singled in both.
Lackey finished his outing by retiring the side in order in the eighth and
Matt Albers did the same in the ninth.
Milwaukee scored twice in its first at-bat on a two-run single from McGehee,
but Boston countered with two in the home half on an Ellsbury homer to right
and an RBI double from Ortiz.
Youkilis put the Sox ahead with a two-run hit in the second off Estrada, but
the Brewers responded in the third on a Fielder RBI single and a double-play
grounder from McGehee.
This was the first meeting between the teams since the Sox swept a three-game
series at Fenway from May 17-18, 2008...Prior to the game, the Red Sox
announced that reliever Jonathan Papelbon had his three-game suspension for
contact with an umpire was reduced to two games...Papelbon will serve the ban
on Friday and Saturday...The Sox also placed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled
list and recalled Sutton from Triple-A Pawtucket...Boston leftfielder Carl
Crawford left the game in the second inning with what was later termed a Grade
1 hamstring strain.
06/18 02:51:38 ET
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