BOSTON -- It was only fitting that a bloop single won a game filled with bloopers.
Mike Lowell hit a two-run homer and doubled in a pair of runs, and the Boston Red Sox survived a battle of bumbling infielders to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Saturday and complete a sweep of their day-night doubleheader.
The teams' infielders combined for seven errors in the nightcap -- four by the Brewers -- the most in a game this season. None was by Boston first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who had the go-ahead single and played his major league record 222nd straight game at first without an error.
"I have no clue," Boston centerfielder Coco Crisp said, recalling the misplays. "You can come to a game and see many different types of games. You can see a web gem, or you can see a game like today."
Boston starter Tim Wakefield gave up three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings under the lights, and left with a 5-1 lead. But David Aardsma allowed a pair of inherited runners to score and Craig Hansen gave up three unearned runs to give Milwaukee a 6-5 lead.
The Red Sox answered in their half of the seventh when Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia reached on errors, ending up on second and third after third baseman Bill Hall threw a potential double play ball into right field. David Ortiz's grounder drove in a run and Youkilis blooped a single to right off Salomon Torres (3-1).
"The Red Sox made a bunch of errors, too, and they're World Champions," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "Think they're learning anything tonight? It happens. You make errors."
Hansen (1-2) got the win. Mike Timlin pitched the ninth for his first save, at 42 years, 68 days, becoming the oldest to record a save since John Franco did it with the Mets at 42 years, 341 days on Aug. 24, 2003.
"We used every pitcher that was available and we found a way to win," Boston manager Terry Francona said.
Boston grabbed the lead in the first inning after the first two batters were retired, going ahead on Lowell's two-run double.
His two-run homer, a shot that cleared the seats above the Green Monster, gave the Red Sox a 4-0 lead in the third. They added a run in the fifth without a hit when Ellsbury reached on shortstop Craig Counsell's fielding error and later scored when Hall bobbled a grounder.
- Ellsbury has been successful on all 25 stolen-base attempts in his career, most by a Red Sox rookie since 1920.
- Brewers LF Gabe Kapler, who retired prior to last season after playing with the Red Sox, received a nice ovation before his first at-bat in the second game.
- Crisp was back in the lineup for the nightcap after leaving Tuesday's game in Baltimore with a headache and upset stomach.
- The Red Sox wore their red jerseys for the first time this season in the night game.
- Boston RHP Curt Schilling, rehabbing from shoulder weakness since spring training, threw from 90 feet Friday.
- The Red Sox plan to option OF Jonathan Van Every to Pawtucket and RHP Chris Smith's contract will be purchased from Triple-A on Sunday.