Thames hits 13th HR, Brewers outslug Red Sox in 11-7 win

Posted May 12, 2017

Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run and Ezequiel Carrera added a tying, two-run drive for the Blue Jays, who won consecutive series for the first time this season.

Trumbo struck out twice against Strasburg before launching a two-run shot to deep center to put Baltimore on top 5-1 in the fifth. He knocked home Christian Vazquez who doubled (his fifth of the season) to left field with one out. According to Baseball America, he began the 2017 season as the #2 ranked prospect in the Red Sox system and #18 overall in the minor leagues.

Liam Hendriks, Ryan Madson and Santiago Casilla finished the four-hitter, with Casilla striking out his first two batters in a one-hit ninth for his sixth save.

"Hitting's becoming easier - I'm not saying it's easy - but it's definitely becoming easier than what it was", Broxton said. Still, I'm not ready to trust Nelson just yet, so I'll take the Red Sox for the win here. Carlos Torres (2-3) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

Most of Milwaukee's success came against Boston right-hander Kyle Kendrick, who struggled in his second start of the season and was charged with six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings. He also identities the American League East team that was truly the Red Sox" rival in "16. Keon Broxton continued his hot hitting with a double over Betts in right, and Eric Thames dropped a ground rule double down the left field line to drive in Broxton. "That's regular BP, not just hitting off a tee", Farrell said.

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"We find a way to get back into it, create a number of opportunities", Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra (right calf) could start a rehab stint if he fares well following what manager Craig Counsell said would be a "pretty extensive session" throwing batting practice on Wednesday.

After an outing in which he allowed six runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings, the righty numbers after two major league starts are: 8 1/3 innings, 18 hits, 12 runs.

Thames and Shaw combined for four hits, three runs and two RBI on Wednesday.

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts doubled off the base of the wall down the line in left in the first to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. RBI singles from Domingo Santana and Hernan Perez plated Braun and Shaw for a 2-0 advantage.