Brewers - 020 000 100 - 3 4 1 Red Sox - 600 212 10x - 12 14 1Tim Wakefield (8-3-3-1-6, 98) won his 183th game as a member of the Red Sox. He now needs only 10 more victories to become the franchise's all-time leader in wins.
The first six Boston batters of the game reached base and scored against Gallardo (3-9-8-2-4, 93), which gave Wakefield more than enough run support. All nine players in the starting lineup had at least one hit and eight of them scored at least one run.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia singled to start the bottom of the first, and they advanced to third and second, respectively, on a wild pitch. Two pitches later, Gallardo muffed Prince Fielder's toss to first base on Adrian Gonzalez's grounder, and Ellsbury scored. Perhaps bothered by his misfortune, Gallardo hung a 2-1 curve to Kevin Youkilis and the Sultan of Sweat clubbed it into the Monster Seats. David Ortiz singled, J.D. Drew singled, and (two outs later) Josh Reddick walked. Ellsbury won an eight-pitch at-bat with a ground rule double to right field, scoring two more runs.
In the three games, Milwaukee's pitchers threw a total of 103 first-inning pitches (Shaun Marcum 44; Randy Wolf 13; Gallardo 46).
Pedroia homered in the fourth and Gonzalez followed with a triple into the triangle (career hit #1,000), and later scored on Ortiz's FC. Reddick doubled in the fifth and scored on Pedroia's sac fly. Marco Scutaro hit a two-run dong in the sixth. Pedroia doubled and Gonzalez singled him home in the seventh.
Yovani Gallardo / Tim Wakefield
Carl Crawford hopes he can return to the Red Sox's lineup in time to play in Houston (July 1-3), his hometown.
Definitely wouldn't want to miss that series. It'll be cutting it close, that's for sure. ... A hamstring injury, you don't want to mess around with that. You see a lot of guys try to come back too early and they mess it up and end up being out even longer. We just want to make sure when I come back, I stay there.AL East: Blue Jays/Reds at 1 PM, Marlins/Rays at 1:30 PM, and Yankees/Cubs at 8 PM.