Sunday April 6: Red Sox-Brewers live updates
Brewers 4, Red Sox 0
The Red Sox bats have been quiet at Fenway with a Brewers sweep looming.
Despite a terrific outing by Boston ace Jon Lester, the find themselves trailing 4-0 in the ninth inning.
Righthander Yovani Gallardo held the struggling Sox offense scoreless for 6.2 innings, allowing seven hits, no runs, no walks, to go along with three strikeouts.
The Brewers extended their lead to 4-0 in the eighth inning when reliever Edward Mujica ran into difficulty as a member of the Red Sox again when he allowed a single to Aramis Ramirez that drove in Ryan Braun. Braun -- a continual target of boos and catcalls throughout the weekend -- singled off Lester, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by Sox backstop David Ross.
The Brew Crew made it 3-0 in the seventh when Khris Davis, who doubled to left field with one out in the inning, scored on a single by No. 9 batter Jeff Bianchi.
Milwaukee took the early lead after a couple of defensive miscues by the Red Sox, who were sloppy in the field in the early innings.
In the top of the second, red hot Jonathan Lucroy doubled off Lester and advanced to third when replacement third baseman Jonathan Herrera was unsure whether to field a bunt by Khris Davis or cover third allowing Lucroy to take the base. He scored on a single by Mark Reynolds that got away from fill in right fielder Daniel Nava for an error as Lucroy and Davis (unearned run) crossed the plate to give the Brewers a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the second, the Red Sox challenged a call on the field for the first time in club history.
Jackie Bradley Jr. was called out at first base on ground ball second to first. John Farrell thought Bradley's foot reached the bag before the throw but the replay -- that took 1:38 to execute -- proved otherwise and the out call stood.
Boston would end the second with runners at second and third after David Ross grounded to short to end the threat, leaving two more runners in scoring position (RISP) for Boston. For the day, the Sox were 1-for-7 with RISP a situation they have struggled to produce in five of the six games this season.
Lester retired 16 straight batters before Davis double in the seventh inning when the Brewers extended their lead. Lester lasted 7.1 innings before giving way to Mujica, allowing seven hits four runs, two earned runs, six strikeouts and one walk.
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