Milwaukee at Boston

Davis, Brewers deliver in 11th to beat Red Sox wire reports

BOSTON -- The new World Series championship banner was blowing stiffly from left field to right. The wind caught the bunting behind home plate and puffed it out like a pillow.

And in the dugout, the Milwaukee Brewers were ready to end this game.

"It was freezing," right fielder Logan Schafer said. "We were all really cold so we said, `Hey, let's hurry up so we can go home.'"

Khris Davis doubled in the 11th inning and scored on Schafer's double on Saturday night as the Brewers beat the Red Sox 7-6 to hand Boston its second straight defeat. With a gametime temperature of 48 degrees that dropped into the 30s by the extra innings, when all but a few thousand or so fans had left, Davis had four of Milwaukee's 19 hits.

"My body is mad at me right now," he said. "It's hard to stay warm out there."

Tyler Thornburg (1-0) earned the win with a perfect 10th inning. Burke Badenhop (0-1) came in to start the 11th and gave up Davis' one-out double, then Schafer one-hopped the Green Monster between the left and center fielders.

Francisco Rodriguez struck out the side in the 11th for his second save. The Brewers led 3-0 and 6-2 before allowing Boston to come back with two errors that led to four earned runs. Milwaukee batters struck out 18 times -- the most for Boston at Fenway since Roger Clemens fanned 20 for the first time, on April 29, 1986.

"You don't feel good about the game when it's happening like that," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.

Jean Segura and Aramis Ramirez each had three hits for the Brewers, who gave former NL MVP Ryan Braun the day off. Carlos Gomez and Mark Reynolds each hit a solo homer in the second inning -- the first hit of the season for Reynolds, who signed as a free agent this winter.

The Brewers scored one in the first, two in the second and three in the third off Clay Buchholz, who gave up a career-high 13 hits and lasted only 4 1-3 innings.

"It took a little bit to get loose. It was pretty cool out there," Buchholz said. "You don't want to give up that many hits ever. They're swinging early and putting balls in play."

It was 6-2 before Boston came back on Mike Napoli's three-run homer in the third and an unearned run in the sixth. Xander Bogaerts led off with a double and scored from third when Segura fumbled Jonathan Herrera's slow roller at shortstop for an error.

Ramirez also had an error at third base on Dustin Pedroia's grounder that kept the third inning alive; one out later, Napoli homered to deep center.

The Brewers threatened in the eighth and again in the 10th, but both times Jonathan Lucroy lined out to Daniel Nava -- at two different positions.

After scoring six runs in the first three innings, Milwaukee led off the fourth with back-to-back singles from Gomez and Segura. But Buchholz struck out Lucroy before Ramirez hit a long fly ball to center field.

Gomez tagged up and took third base and then tried to score, when second baseman Dustin Pedroia bobbled the throw from center fielder Grady Sizemore. But Gomez was out at the plate to complete the inning-ending double play.

The rally rescued Buchholz, who was 12-1 in an injury-plagued 2013 season, from matching his loss total from all of last year.

The Brewers put the go-ahead run on third in the eighth inning against Brandon Workman when Segura singled with two outs, stole second and took third when A.J. Pierzynski's throw went into center field. Lucroy lined the ball toward right field, but Nava leaped at first base to snare it and end the inning.

Milwaukee also loaded the bases with two out in the 10th when Segura struck out but reached on a wild pitch. Lucroy hit one deep to right, but Nava had moved to the outfield and he went back to get that one, too.

Notes: Braun was out of the lineup one day after going 0-for-5 on Friday in the series opener to extend his slump to 14 hitless at bats. He is 1-for-16 on the season. ... World Series MVP David Ortiz was not in the starting lineup for the Red Sox for the first time of the season. He pinch hit for Jackie Bradley Jr. in the ninth, but grounded out. ... The Red Sox shuffled their lineup repeatedly before the game, scratching Will Middlebrooks (right calf) and Mike Carp (lower back tightness). ... Red Sox closer Koji Uehara struck out all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth.

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Milwaukee's Khris Davis doubles in the 11th inning for his fourth hit of the game and later scores. (USATSI)
Milwaukee's Khris Davis doubles in the 11th inning for his fourth hit of the game and later scores. (USATSI)

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Jean Segura, SS6130010 .222
Jonathan Lucroy, DH6110026 .368
Aramis Ramirez, 3B6131012 .476
Khris Davis, LF6241010 .316
Logan Schafer, RF6021024 .214
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RBI - Carlos Gomez (4), Aramis Ramirez (5), Khris Davis (1), Logan Schafer (1), Mark Reynolds (1), Scooter Gennett 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Gomez (2), Aramis Ramirez (3), Scooter Gennett 2 (2)
SB - Jean Segura (2, 3rd base off Workman/Pierzynski)
Team LOB - 13
DP - Gennett-Segura-Reynolds, Gennett-Segura-Reynolds-Segura-Gennett-Reynolds
E - Aramis Ramirez (1, Misplayed grounder), Jean Segura (1, Misplayed grounder)
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wily Peralta 6-3, Zach Duke 2-1, Brandon Kintzler 2-1, Will Smith 2-0, Tyler Thornburg 1-1
Batters Faced - Wily Peralta 22, Jim Henderson 2, Zach Duke 4, Brandon Kintzler 5, Will Smith 3, Tyler Thornburg 3, Francisco Rodriguez 3
Boston Red Sox
Grady Sizemore, CF4100120 .214
Dustin Pedroia, 2B5110000 .375
Daniel Nava, 1B-RF5000011 .091
Mike Napoli, DH5123031 .263
Xander Bogaerts, SS4220121 .412
Jonny Gomes, LF4110112 .143
A.J. Pierzynski, C4001011 .133
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HR - Mike Napoli (2, Peralta)
RBI - Mike Napoli 3 (7), A.J. Pierzynski (1), Jonathan Herrera (1)
2-OUT RBI - Mike Napoli 3 (5), Jonathan Herrera (1)
CS - Jonathan Herrera (1, 2nd base by Peralta/Maldonado)
Team LOB - 3
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clay Buchholz 6-3, Chris Capuano 1-1, Burke Badenhop 1-0
Batters Faced - Clay Buchholz 25, Chris Capuano 8, Brandon Workman 6, Koji Uehara 3, Junichi Tazawa 6, Burke Badenhop 4, Andrew Miller 1
Game Information
Attendance - 35729
Game Time - 4:23
Temperature - 48
Umpires - Home - Tim Welke, First Base - Clint Fagan, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Todd Tichenor