Take 2: Broxton, Thames lead Brewers to 7-4 win over Red Sox

MILWAUKEE (AP) Keon Broxton and Eric Thames keep hitting for the Milwaukee Brewers, helping to power a productive offense that might need to withstand another injury to Ryan Braun.

On Wednesday night, the Brewers found some relief on the mound, too, to shut down the Boston Red Sox.

Top of the order hitters Broxton and Thames had two hits each and set the tone in a four-run fifth inning, while right-handers Rob Scahill and Jared Hughes provided key innings out of the bullpen to preserve a 7-4 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday night.

After beating Boston 11-7 in the series opener on Tuesday, the Brewers took another interleague slugfest. The teams combined for 24 hits, 13 for Milwaukee. The Brewers also scored two runs on throwing errors by catcher Christian Vazquez, one each in the fifth and sixth.

''We just did a nice job keeping the pressure on them offensively and scored seven runs without a home run, so it was a good night for us offensively,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Broxton started rallies in the fifth and sixth with hits. Second-place hitter Thames' ground-rule double drove home Broxton in the fifth to break a 2-2 tie.

Thames stole second in the sixth on a play that ended with Broxton scoring from third on one of Vazquez's errors to make it a five-run lead. Broxton and Thames also played key roles in the opener.

''It's beautiful 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.

Jackie Bradley Jr. homered for the Red Sox, while Vazquez was one of four Boston hitters with two hits.

Red Sox starter Kyle Kendrick (0-2) was shelled for six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings. Kendrick's spot in the rotation seems tenuous after his ERA ballooned to 12.96.

''We'll see what happens,'' Kendrick said when asked about his future. ''You guys can ask (management) though. I'm sure they will tell you something.''

Manager John Farrell said he might rearrange the rotation with a day off coming up Monday and his bullpen overworked of late.

WHAT A RELIEF

Brewers starter Chase Anderson needed 99 pitches to get through 4 2/3 innings, allowing nine hits and two runs.

When Boston's Mookie Betts hit an RBI single in the fourth to tie the game at 2, it seemed as if the teams were well on their way to another long night of lots of hits and mediocre pitching.

But Scahill (1-1) shut down the Red Sox, allowing just two walks over 2 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win. Hughes got Vazquez to ground into a 5-4-3 double play with the bases loaded and no outs in the eighth, holding Boston to one run in the inning.

''No bigger opportunity than the eighth inning, but we come up short with three double plays here tonight,'' Farrell said.

STARS OUT

Both squads lost key players to injuries. Boston first baseman Hanley Ramirez left before the bottom of the fourth with what the team called a muscle spasm in his right upper back. Braun departed after singling in the fifth with left calf tightness. Counsell said he was planning to give Braun a day off on Wednesday anyway.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: Ramirez, who made his first start at first base this season, had been limited to serving as a designated hitter this year and had a lingering right shoulder injury. ... LHP David Price (strained left elbow) is scheduled to make his first rehab start in the minors on Sunday at Triple-A Pawtucket.

Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra (right calf) will make his first rehab start on Monday at Double-A Biloxi, where he hopes to throw about 75 pitches. Guerra got hurt trying to run out a bunt at the plate during his first career opening day start.

UP NEXT

LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (1-1) has been respectable on the road to begin the season, going 1-1 with a 3.71 ERA in three starts. He'll make his first career start against the Brewers as the Red Sox wrap up a three-game interleague series at Miller Park. RHP Jimmy Nelson (1-2) goes for Milwaukee. He left after three innings in his last start on Friday against Pittsburgh because of a 2 1/2-hour rain delay.

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  • W: R. Scahill (1-1)L: K. Kendrick (0-2)
  • HR: BOS - J. Bradley (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF41110101.303.376.496.8724.0
D. Pedroia 2B50200002.279.364.378.7433.0
X. Bogaerts SS40210111.339.393.429.8224.5
A. Benintendi LF40000104.328.393.500.8931.0
H. Ramirez 1B20000014.257.345.429.773-0.5
M. Moreland 1B11100100.277.372.454.8263.0
J. Bradley CF41211014.194.261.323.5836.5
J. Rutledge 3B30000002.269.321.269.5910.0
H. Hembree P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Abad P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Young PH10100000.270.365.419.7841.0
R. Scott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Vazquez C31200102.354.392.500.8925.0
K. Kendrick P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
D. Marrero 3B20000002.125.222.125.3470.0
  • a-singled for Barnes in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Broxton CF52200001.266.343.479.8225.0
E. Thames 1B41210011.333.439.7441.1826.5
N. Feliz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Braun LF21100110.287.374.574.9482.5
J. Villar PR-2B10000001.199.264.316.5800.0
T. Shaw 3B42210012.273.315.537.8536.5
D. Santana RF41210001.245.348.459.8076.0
H. Perez 2B-LF40220000.273.323.523.8464.0
J. Bandy C40100013.281.333.531.8651.5
O. Arcia SS40000012.219.261.362.623-0.5
C. Anderson P20100001.154.154.154.3081.0
R. Scahill P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
O. Drake P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Aguilar PH-1B10000010.250.294.438.732-0.5
  • a-struck out for Hughes in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Pedroia (5), X. Bogaerts (6), C. Vazquez (5)
  • HR - J. Bradley (2)
  • SH - K. Kendrick
  • RBI - M. Betts (19), X. Bogaerts (9), J. Bradley (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Broxton (7), E. Thames (9), J. Bandy (4)
  • RBI - E. Thames (25), T. Shaw (26), D. Santana (13), H. Perez 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Santana (7), H. Perez (9)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Thames, T. Shaw (3), D. Santana (4)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Vazquez 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Kendrick (L, 0-2)4.1106612012.962.54-9.0
H. Hembree1.02100202.652.002.0
F. Abad0.21000102.791.50-0.5
M. Barnes1.00000104.500.003.5
R. Scott1.00000101.040.003.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Kendrick (L, 0-2)4.1
H. Hembree1.0
F. Abad0.2
M. Barnes1.0
R. Scott1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson4.29221412.972.142.0
R. Scahill (W, 1-1)2.10002004.150.8611.0
O. Drake0.02111003.450.00-4.0
J. Hughes (H, 1)1.00000002.770.003.0
N. Feliz1.00111005.171.001.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson4.2
R. Scahill (W, 1-1)2.1
O. Drake0.0
J. Hughes (H, 1)1.0
N. Feliz1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Kendrick 87-56, H. Hembree 13-10, F. Abad 19-12, M. Barnes 15-10, R. Scott 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Kendrick 6-4, F. Abad 1-0, M. Barnes 1-1, R. Scott 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Kendrick 23, H. Hembree 5, F. Abad 3, M. Barnes 3, R. Scott 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 99-65, R. Scahill 27-11, O. Drake 14-9, J. Hughes 8-5, N. Feliz 17-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 3-7, R. Scahill 3-2, J. Hughes 1-1, N. Feliz 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 24, R. Scahill 7, O. Drake 3, J. Hughes 2, N. Feliz 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Betts RF41110101.303.376.496.8724.0
D. Pedroia 2B50200002.279.364.378.7433.0
X. Bogaerts SS40210111.339.393.429.8224.5
A. Benintendi LF40000104.328.393.500.8931.0
H. Ramirez 1B20000014.257.345.429.773-0.5
M. Moreland 1B11100100.277.372.454.8263.0
J. Bradley CF41211014.194.261.323.5836.5
J. Rutledge 3B30000002.269.321.269.5910.0
H. Hembree P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
F. Abad P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Barnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Young PH10100000.270.365.419.7841.0
R. Scott P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Vazquez C31200102.354.392.500.8925.0
K. Kendrick P10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
D. Marrero 3B20000002.125.222.125.3470.0
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  • a-singled for Barnes in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Broxton CF52200001.266.343.479.8225.0
E. Thames 1B41210011.333.439.7441.1826.5
N. Feliz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Braun LF21100110.287.374.574.9482.5
J. Villar PR-2B10000001.199.264.316.5800.0
T. Shaw 3B42210012.273.315.537.8536.5
D. Santana RF41210001.245.348.459.8076.0
H. Perez 2B-LF40220000.273.323.523.8464.0
J. Bandy C40100013.281.333.531.8651.5
O. Arcia SS40000012.219.261.362.623-0.5
C. Anderson P20100001.154.154.154.3081.0
R. Scahill P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
O. Drake P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Aguilar PH-1B10000010.250.294.438.732-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Hughes in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Pedroia (5), X. Bogaerts (6), C. Vazquez (5)
  • HR - J. Bradley (2)
  • SH - K. Kendrick
  • RBI - M. Betts (19), X. Bogaerts (9), J. Bradley (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (9)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Broxton (7), E. Thames (9), J. Bandy (4)
  • RBI - E. Thames (25), T. Shaw (26), D. Santana (13), H. Perez 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Santana (7), H. Perez (9)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Thames, T. Shaw (3), D. Santana (4)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Vazquez 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Kendrick (L, 0-2)4.1106612012.962.54-9.0
H. Hembree1.02100202.652.002.0
F. Abad0.21000102.791.50-0.5
M. Barnes1.00000104.500.003.5
R. Scott1.00000101.040.003.5
Total9.01376180---
PITCHERSIP
K. Kendrick (L, 0-2)4.1
H. Hembree1.0
F. Abad0.2
M. Barnes1.0
R. Scott1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Anderson4.29221412.972.142.0
R. Scahill (W, 1-1)2.10002004.150.8611.0
O. Drake0.02111003.450.00-4.0
J. Hughes (H, 1)1.00000002.770.003.0
N. Feliz1.00111005.171.001.0
Total9.01144541---
PITCHERSIP
C. Anderson4.2
R. Scahill (W, 1-1)2.1
O. Drake0.0
J. Hughes (H, 1)1.0
N. Feliz1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Kendrick 87-56, H. Hembree 13-10, F. Abad 19-12, M. Barnes 15-10, R. Scott 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Kendrick 6-4, F. Abad 1-0, M. Barnes 1-1, R. Scott 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Kendrick 23, H. Hembree 5, F. Abad 3, M. Barnes 3, R. Scott 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 99-65, R. Scahill 27-11, O. Drake 14-9, J. Hughes 8-5, N. Feliz 17-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 3-7, R. Scahill 3-2, J. Hughes 1-1, N. Feliz 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 24, R. Scahill 7, O. Drake 3, J. Hughes 2, N. Feliz 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Bogaerts grounded out to third, Betts scored47
  • 8TH INNING
    Vazquez grounded into double play third to second to first, Moreland scored, Bradley to third, Young out at second37
  • 6TH INNING
    Broxton scored, Thames to third on catcher Vazquez fielding error27
  • 5TH INNING
    Perez singled to right, Santana scored26
    Shaw scored, Santana to third on catcher Vazquez fielding error25
    Shaw reached on fielder's choice to second, Thames scored, Villar out at second24
    Thames doubled to deep left, Broxton scored23
  • 4TH INNING
    Betts singled to left, Vazquez scored, Betts to second22
  • 2ND INNING
    Bradley homered to left center12
  • 1ST INNING
    Perez singled to left, Shaw scored, Santana to second02
    Santana singled to shallow center, Braun scored, Shaw to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • N. Feliz Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
    • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Betts to second on fielder's indifference, Pedroia lined out to right, Betts to third
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to third, Betts scored
    • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Benintendi flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • O. Drake Pitching:
    • M. Moreland: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moreland walked
    • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bradley singled to center, Moreland to second
    • C. Young: Strike looking, Foul, Young singled to center, Moreland to third, Bradley to second
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Vazquez grounded into double play third to second to first, Moreland scored, Bradley to third, Young out at second
    • D. Marrero: Ball, Foul, Foul, Marrero lined out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Scott Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Aguilar struck out on foul tip
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Ball, Broxton flied out to deep left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Scahill Pitching:
    • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia flied out to deep center
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts walked
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Bogaerts out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Barnes Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Santana flied out to left
    • H. Perez: Strike swinging, Perez grounded out to second
    • J. Bandy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Scahill Pitching:
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Vazquez walked
    • D. Marrero: Ball, Strike looking, Marrero grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Vazquez out at second
    • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • H. Hembree Pitching:
    • R. Scahill: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Scahill struck out on foul tip
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Broxton singled to deep right
    • E. Thames: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Thames singled to left center, Broxton to third
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Thames stole second, Broxton scored, Thames to third on catcher Vazquez fielding error, Villar grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bogaerts singled to left
    • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Benintendi flied out to deep right
    • M. Moreland: Moreland singled to center, Bogaerts to second
    • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Bradley flied out to shallow right
    • J. Rutledge: Ball, Ball, Rutledge grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Kendrick Pitching:
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Broxton doubled to deep right
    • E. Thames: Ball, Thames doubled to deep left, Broxton scored
    • R. Braun: Foul, Braun singled to left, Thames to third
    • T. Shaw: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Shaw reached on fielder's choice to second, Thames scored, Villar out at second
    • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Santana singled to left center, Shaw to second
    • H. Perez: Strike swinging, Ball, Shaw scored, Santana to third on catcher Vazquez fielding error, Perez singled to right, Santana scored
    • J. Bandy: Bandy lined out to third
    • O. Arcia: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rutledge grounded out to third
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Vazquez doubled to deep left
    • K. Kendrick: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
    • M. Betts: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Betts singled to left, Vazquez scored, Betts to second
    • D. Pedroia: Pedroia lined out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Kendrick Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Perez flied out to deep right
    • J. Bandy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bandy doubled to deep right center
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Arcia grounded out to second, Bandy to third
    • C. Anderson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • D. Pedroia: Foul, Pedroia doubled to right
    • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Benintendi walked
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Kendrick Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Braun struck out looking
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Shaw singled to center
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Santana grounded into double play second to third to first, Shaw out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley homered to left center
    • J. Rutledge: Rutledge lined out to right
    • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Vazquez singled to right
    • K. Kendrick: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kendrick hit sacrifice bunt to first, Vazquez to second
    • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Betts popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Kendrick Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Arcia grounded out to third
    • C. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson singled to right center
    • K. Broxton: Broxton lined out to right
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Thames struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Betts flied out to right
    • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pedroia singled to right center
    • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts doubled to deep left, Pedroia to third
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Benintendi reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Pedroia out at home, Bogaerts to third
    • H. Ramirez: Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Kendrick Pitching:
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Broxton flied out to deep right
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Thames grounded out to third
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Braun walked
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Shaw reached on an infield single to third, Braun to second
    • D. Santana: Ball, Santana singled to shallow center, Braun scored, Shaw to second
    • H. Perez: Ball, Perez singled to left, Shaw scored, Santana to second
    • J. Bandy: Strike looking, Bandy grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)