Red Sox double up on Brewers, conclude defense with 7-2 win

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This is his fourth win in 17 matches.

Xander Bogarts scored a double by JD Martinez on Sunday. Steven Sen/AP Photo

BOSTON (AP) – Xander Bogaerts, JD Martinez and Christian Vázquez each had an RBI double to help the Milwaukee Brewers close 7-2 on Sunday to trade deadline for their fourth win in 17 games Of.

Bogaerts, Martinez and Vázquez are all in what could be their final season with the Red Sox. Bogaerts can opt out of his contract and the other two are eligible to become free agents.

Boston, which had a season-high eight doubles, was 3-7 on the season-long homestand and 8-19 in July.

Former Red Sox outfielder Hunter Renfro hit a two-run homer on Green Monster for the second straight day and scored 4 for 4 for NL central-leading Milwaukee, only the second time in nine games since the All-Star break. Got Defeated.

Josh Winkowski (4-5) allowed two runs and seven hits in five innings, becoming Boston’s first starter to win in 30 games – the longest streak since the Mariners played 33 games in 1979.

Two-out RBI doubles by Bogarts, Martinez, Vazquez and Alex Verdugo were followed by Boston trailing 2-0 with five unearned runs against Aaron Ashby (2-9). Bogarts scored two runs with a drive down the left field line. Verdugo’s hit was on the ball of Hobby Milner.

The innings was extended as second baseman Colton Wong dropped a throw from shortstop Willie Adams on an effort force play.

The Red Sox added two more runs in the sixth when Jackie Bradley Jr. doubled the RBI and scored a single off Jaylin Davis.

Renfro hits his 19th homer. He scored 31 runs in his only season with Boston last year and was dealt with the Brewers in November.

keeping it real

Despite his team’s struggles, Red Sox manager Alex Cora feels lucky to return to baseball after being suspended for the 2020 season for his part in the Astros’ 2017 cheating scandal, while he Bench coach.

“I was in a deep hole two years ago and I promised myself that if I got back in business, I was going to enjoy it until someone said you had to go home,” he said. said before. “I put myself in that position in 2020, got suspended and paid the price for what we did in 2017. I am very lucky that this organization gave me a chance to come back and I am going to enjoy every day.

it worked

Cora shifted his batting order, Davis was moved to the leadoff spot and Bogarts was moved into a 2-hole in front of Martinez, with a Vazquez cleanup.

instructor room

Brewers: 3B Luis Urias got hit on the back of his left arm from Winkowski on a pitch at 92.9 mph, but he stayed inside.

red Sox: Reliever Garrett Whitlock collided with the back of the right foot on a grounder from Ureas, but remained after throwing some warm-up. … Cora said All-Star 3B Rafael Devers (injured, right hamstring) is expected in the lineup on Tuesday.


Brewers: Open the three-match series in Pittsburgh on Tuesday when RHP Corbin Burns (8-4, 2.31 ERA) is expected to begin.

red Sox: RHP Nathan Iovaldi (4-3, 4.43) is scheduled to start for Boston on Monday when it begins the three-match series in Houston. RHP Luis Garcia (8-6, 3.81) is set for the Astros.

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