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Red Sox home opener spoiled by ninth inning implosion

The pre-game ceremony was truly amazing. The World Series rings were given out and it was great. But the game was the disappointment on Friday afternoon at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox dropped their home-opener to the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-2. A ninth inning collapse ultimately did them in.

Jake Peavy was on the mound for Boston and he pitched well enough to give his club a chance to walk away victors. Peavy tossed six innings, scattered six hits and surrendered two runs. He also struck out four batters.

Tied 2-2 heading into the final inning, Edward Mujica took the ball in relief for Boston. He was tagged for four runs. The Red Sox were then shutdown in the bottom half of the inning by Francisco Rodriguez.

Lyle Overbay belted a two-run double that broke the deadlock. Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez both added RBI’s to put the game out of reach.

Milwaukee’s win snapped Boston’s streak of winning nine consecutive home openers.

The Red Sox were rather quiet offensively. Will Middlebrooks did provide a bang in the third inning. He crushed a solo shot over the monster to tie the ballgame at one. Mike Napoli scored Boston’s second run on a throwing error.

Grady Sizemore swiped his first base as a member of the Red Sox in the loss. He also singled.

Marco Estrada fanned six Sox batters over five and two thirds innings of work. Ryan Braun went 0-for-5 in the game and was booed during each plate appearance.

The Red Sox will send Clay Buchholz to the mound on Saturday. He’ll look to even up the series in his season debut. Milwaukee will counter with Wily Peralta.

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