Sunday, January 25, 2015

Red Sox Spoil Brewers Opening Series

The Milwaukee Brewers amassed 31 hits in 3 games but could only come away with 1 win as the Boston Red Sox spoiled the opening series for the "Crew".  The Brewers were all over Boston in game 1, reigning down 17 hits, including homers by Robin Yount and Paul Molitor, to give Milwaukee an optimistic look for the outcome of the series.

But Boston spoiled a Milwaukee game 2 celebration by blasting the Brewers bullpen for 4 runs in the 9th.  Bob McClure and Bill Castro could not hold a 1 run lead in the last frame as Boston delivered 4 big hits (including a crucial double off the wall by Dwight Evans) to give the Red Sox a 4-1 lead going into the bottom half of the inning.  Milwaukee managed 2 runs in the bottom frame, but it wasn't enough as Boston knotted the series at 1-1.

Game 3 saw a pitching dual as a combined 7 hits were only allowed between the two teams.  Boston put up the sole run in the top of the 6th when Rick Burleson lined a single between 1st and 2nd base, scoring Dwight Evans from second.  It was the only run of the game, allowing Boston to get out of town with a 2-1 series win over Milwaukee.  SP Bob Stanley pitched a stellar game throwing a complete game shut out and allowing only 3 hits.

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