The Milwaukee Brewers were not able to complete the sweep of the Boston Red Sox this weekend, dropping the finale 7-2 after the Red Sox went on a doubles frenzy in the 5th inning.
Everything was cruising along as planned for the Brewers. Hunter Renfroe slugged his 6th home run in 9 games since the All Star Break and the Brewers had a 2-0 lead over the Sox with Aaron Ashby pitching well. But then everything fell apart in the 5th inning.
After a dropped feed by Kolten Wong from Willy Adames at second base, the Red Sox rattled off four consecutive doubles to take a 5-2 lead in the 5th and chase Ashby from the game. Boston added two more runs in the 6th inning on a ground rule double by Jackie Bradley Jr and a single by Jaylin Davis.
The Brewers had 11 hits, the same amount as the Red Sox, but were unable to take advantage of opportunities. In the 4th inning the Brewers had the bases loaded and one out, but catcher Omar Narvaez grounded into a double play to end the inning and sap the momentum of the Brewers offense.
Overall, it's been a successful start out of the break and Hunter Renfroe did all he could, having a 4-for-4 day at the plate.
Next up for the Brewers is a day off on Monday and then a trip to Pittsburgh. But before their next game, the MLB Trade Deadline will come to pass. Reigning NL Cy Young Corbin Burnes (8-4, 2.31 ERA) will take the mound opposite Bryse Wilson (1-6, 6.31 ERA) of the Pirates.