Yelich, Woodruff lead Brewers to 4-1 win over Red Sox

by | Jul 30, 2022 | Sports

BOSTON — Christian Yelich drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the seventh inning, Brandon Woodruff struck out nine and the Milwaukee Brewers returned to Boston for the first time in eight years and beat the Red Sox 4-1 on Friday night. Andrew McCutchen had a run-scoring fielder’s choice and Tyrone Taylor added a sacrifice fly in the ninth. The Brewers improved to 6-1 since the All-Star break and won in their first game at Fenway Park since completing a three-game interleague sweep in April 2014. Woodruff (9-3) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run and four hits and two walks. “From the second on, I was just able to get ahead,” said Woodruff, who allowed just one hit through the first five innings. “That’s the biggest thing. If I can just get ahead and mix it up a little bit … typically it leads to a good night but they put some at-bats together and made it pretty tough.”The game was scoreless until the sixth when the Brewers finally got to rookie Brayan Bello (0-3) in an extended relief outing he was initially set to start. Boston manager Alex Cora made a game-day shuffle in the rotation by bumping Bello, who struggled through his first three career starts, to the bullpen and starting lefty Austin Davis instead. Davis gave Boston two solid innings …

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