Brewers - 123 000 000 01 - 7 19 2 Red Sox - 023 001 000 00 - 6 7 2Despite a horrible performance from Clay Buchholz (4.1-13-6-0-3, 72) in his first start of the season - the 13 hits were the most he has ever allowed in one game - the Red Sox were able to match the Brewers run for run over the first ten innings.
But with one out in the 11th, Khris Davis and Logan Schafer hit back-to-back doubles off Burke Badenhop - a ground rule line drive down the right field line and a high fly off the center field wall - to give Milwaukee its margin of victory. Francisco Rodriguez struck out the side in the bottom half of the inning, setting up Mike Napoli, Xander Bogaerts, and Jonny Gomes with his fastball before finishing each hitter off with a changeup.
Milwaukee treated Buchholz like a batting practice pitcher from the very start of the game, with eight of the first 14 batters hitting safely. ... Napoli struck a big blow in the third when he hit a three-run homer to dead center with two outs, cutting the Brewers' lead from 6-2 to 6-5. .... Bogaerts singled, doubled, walked, and scored twice.
This was the first game in Red Sox history in which five different pitchers recorded three or more strikeouts: Buchholz 3, Chris Capuano 4, Brandon Workman 3, Koji Uehara 3, and Junichi Tazawa 3.