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

The first stretch of the season hasn't been flawless for the Red Sox, but they have managed to remain in a decent position despite missing a pitcher who was expected to deliver big value from the front of the rotation.

Kyle Kendrick is now filling the position but gave up six runs over four innings in his first start.

However, the Brewers would get it right bacon the bottom of the sixth with three more runs to take a 9-4 lead.

The Red Sox added another run in the ninth.

Pomeranz didn't fare much better, lasting four innings while allowing six runs on seven hits and a pair of walks with two strikeouts.

The Boston Herald reported Wednesday that Kendrick had been optioned to the Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate. Reliever Rob Scahill was the only Brewer pitcher out of four to not give up a run, and earned his first win of the season in relief of Chase Anderson. A version of these highlights is posted on the site of the new, yet-to-be-formally-named Worcester Baseballteam of the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

TMZ Sports spoke with Pittsburgh Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen about Boston Red Sox fans yelling racial slurs at Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones last week.

Broxton made it 6-1 in the fourth when he led off with a single, stole second, advanced to third on an error then scored on Orlando Arcia's single. So far in May he's hitting.476 with a.542 OBP, two homers, six driven in, two steals and five runs scored. Jared Hughes got Vazquez to ground into a 5-4-3 double play with the bases loaded and no outs in the eighth, holding Boston to one run in the inning. Both runners were erased in double plays.

Beyond his first rehab start, manager John Farrell is still expecting him to require multiple starts before he's major league ready. Steven Wright occupied the fifth spot in the rotation to start the year, but never really got in a groove before injuring his knee and undergoing season-ending surgery. Guerra has been sideline since getting hurt on opening day.

After a day of rest on Monday, Right-hander Wily Peralta opens the Interleague series open for the Brewers against the Red Sox at Miller Park on Tuesday.

  • Steve Townsend