Thames hits 13th HR, Brewers outslug Red Sox in 11-7 win

The Brewers pummeled Pomeranz for five runs in the first inning of the series opener at Miller Park, and their early onslaught turned out to be the difference in their 11-7 win over the Red Sox.

After beating Boston 11-7 in the series opener on Tuesday, the Brewers took another interleague slugfest.

Broxton was hitting a paltry.119 through the first few weeks of the season, leading many to question how long he would remain in the Milwaukee Brewers' starting lineup.

Despite the unfamiliarity with Boston, Brewers manager Craig Counsell knows it's a two-way street. Second-place hitter Thames' ground-rule double drove home Broxton in the fifth to break a 2-2 tie.

They also need Hanley Ramirez to play more than three innings.

"It's handsome and it's a lot of fun. every guy in that lineup is going to give a tough at-bat, and come up with some good results", Broxton said.

Pomeranz gave up 6 runs on 7 hits in four innings pitched.

"We'll see what happens", Kendrick said when asked about his future.

Most of Milwaukee's success came against Boston right-hander Kyle Kendrick, who struggled in his second start of the season and was charged with six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings. He continues to tax the Red Sox bullpen, approaching or passing 100 pitches by the time he gets into the sixth inning. "But we come up short with three double plays here tonight".

Both squads lost key players to injuries. Boston got those two runs back in the eighth on Betts' double to left.

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun departed after singling in the fifth with left calf tightness.

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman, and former Red Sox, Travis Shaw joined Rob Bradford to discuss his current lot in life, along with his true feelings about how things transpired in 2016 with the Sox. Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters in Milwaukee Wednesday that Price is scheduled to start for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox Sunday, taking on Minnesota's Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings, at McCoy Stadium. Guerra has been sideline since getting hurt on opening day.

Price went 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA over 35 starts in his first year in Boston last season, after signing a seven-year, $217 million contract.

  • Julie Sanders