The Milwaukee Brewers played spoiler at Fenway Park beating the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on their Opening Day. The Brewers broke a 2-2 tie scoring four runs in the top of the ninth inning.
In his first game away from Miller Park, Ryan Braun heard the boo-birds from the Red Sox faithful. Braun was the designated hitter and failed to record a hit or get on base.
The Brewers got on the scoreboard first in the top of the second, when Jonathan Lucroy connected for his first home run of the year clearing the "Green Monster." Then a few batters later, Carlos Gomez recorded his first of four hits, that scored Khris Davis.
The Red Sox tied the game in the third inning, and the score remained tied at two until the top of the ninth.
In the top of the final frame, the Brewers batted around and scored four runs. Davis led off the inning with a double, followed by a Scooter Gennett bunt single. Then Lyle Overbay recorded his first hit of the year with a two run double. Gomez followed suit with his fourth hit of the game then scored on a single from Aramis Ramirez..
Gomez led the way with four hits. Ramirez, Lucroy and Davis each added two hits.
Marco Estrada, started, and pitched very well for the Brewers going five and two thirds for a no-decision. Estrada finished with six strike outs, four hits and one earned run.
Brandon Kintzler picked up the win in relief, and Francisco Rodriquez pitched a scoreless ninth.
Jake Peavy started for the Red Sox and went six innings for a no-decision. Peavy gave up two runs on six hits striking out four.
Game two is Saturday with first pitch at 6:05PM. Wily Peralta gets the start for Milwaukee going against Red Sox right hander Clay Buchholtz.