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Ninth Inning Helps Brewers Rout Sox

July 30

Pivetta pitches for the Sox against Lauer. Meanwhile, Christian Arroyo returns from the injured list for Boston. Yelich doubles to left-center onb the second pitch of the afternoon and quickly moves to third on a passed ball before scoring on a Tellez single down the third-base line to make it 1-0 Brewers. McCutchen doubles off the Monster to put two men in scoring position. Tellez is thrown out at the plate on a ground ball. Wong takes second on defensive indifference quickly before a strikeout ends the inning and limits the damage. Narváez hits a one-out homer to the Boston bullpen in right to make it 2-0 in the top of the second. It is his fourth of the year. With one out in the bottom of the inning, Arroyo triples to deep right and gets there standing up, a rarity. He scores on a single to left by Davis to make it 2-1. A runner is at second with one out in the top of the fifth after a stolen base. The Sox would have caught him if not for the bad throw. That’s costly: with two out, former Boston player Hunter Renfroe homers to the Monster to make it 4-1. This is his eighteenth of the year. Verdugo makes a sliding catch in left for the first out of the top of the sixth. With a runner at first and nobody out in the top of the seventh, McCutchen doubles off the Monster to put two men in scoring position, and then Tellez scores on a sacrifice fly by Wong as the Brewers start to bury the Sox at 5-1. A pop out ends the inning.

A runner is at second with one out in the bottom of the inning and an infield single puts runners at the corners for Vázquez, who singles to left to score Davis and make it 5-2. Milwaukee makes a pitching change, but then Bogaerts singles to right to score Duran and make it 5-3 as the Sox claw their way closer. Martinez’s sacrifice fly scores Vázquez and makes it 5-4.

In the top of the ninth, now 6-4, Wong doubles to left-center. With one out, he scores on a double to left by Urias to make it 7-4 and force a pitching change. Urias moves to third on a groundout and scores on a passed ball to make it 8-4 and essentially seal it. Tyrone Taylor isn’t done torturing the Red Sox yet, though. He hits the next pitch out to center to make it 9-4. This is his eleventh of the year. That is the final.