February 8, 2016

4-run 9th lifts Brewers to victory

On a day when the Boston Red Sox were celebrating their World Series Championship from last fall, collecting their Championship rings before the game, the Milwaukee Brewers spoiled their party at Fenway Park.

The Brewers jumped out to a 2-0 lead early with one of the runs coming on Jonathan Lucroy’s first home run of the season.

The Red Sox would even the score and it would stay that way until the 9th inning.  That’s when Lyle Overbay, hitless on the season, belted a 2-run double to set off a 4-run, 9th inning outburst to propel the Brewers to victory.

Marco Estrada worked 5 2/3 innings but wasn’t involved in the decision.  Will Smith, Brandon Kintzler and Francisco Rodriguez finished up, with Kintzler getting credit for the victory.

Overbay had signed with the Red Sox before the 2013 season but was released near the end of spring training.  He then signed with the Yankees where he played the season.

Game two of the series is Saturday.  Wily Peralta gets the start for the Brewers.

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