Red Sox score 6 in first to roll past Brewers 12-3
Saturday, June 18, 2011
BOSTON (AP) -- Kevin Youkilis hit a three-run homer to highlight Boston's six-run first inning and Tim Wakefield held Milwaukee to three hits over eight innings, carrying the Red Sox to a 12-3 win over the Brewers on Sunday.
Dustin Pedroia had a solo homer and drove in two runs, and Marco Scutaro hit a two-run shot for the Red Sox, who won their 13th in 15 games.
Nyjer Morgan and Prince Fielder homered for Milwaukee, which dropped two of three games at Fenway Park this weekend and have lost five of seven overall since winning eight of 10.
Wakefield (4-2) only gave up Casey McGehee's second-inning double besides the two homers in posting his 183rd career win with the Red Sox. He struck out six and walked one.
Yovani Gallardo (8-4) was tagged for eight runs -- five earned -- on nine hits, walked two and struck out four in three-plus innings.