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Red Sox Cap Sweep of Brewers

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David Ortiz homered twice and drove in four runs and the Boston Red Sox outslugged the Milwaukee Brewers to complete a sweep of their interleague series with an 11-7 win Sunday despite a subpar outing by ace Josh Beckett.

Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run homer and Dustin Pedroia also homered for Boston, hitting a solo shot ahead of Ortiz's first of the game.

Ryan Braun hit his 12th and 13th homers, J.J. Hardy had a two-run shot and Prince Fielder added a solo homer for the Brewers, who lost their fifth straight.

Manny Ramirez went 1-for-5 with a single and remains two homers shy of becoming the 24th player in major league history to reach 500.

Boston improved to 31-8 since 2006 in interleague games, 18-3 at Fenway Park.

Beckett (5-3) pitched seven innings, allowing six runs — all on homers — six hits, while striking out nine and walking one.

Trailing 4-3, the Red Sox scored three in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh.

In the fourth, Fielder — the only infielder who didn't have one of Milwaukee's four errors Saturday night — dropped a throw that allowed Mike Lowell to reach. Milwaukee starter Carlos Villanueva (2-5) then loaded the bases on Youkilis' single and Jason Varitek's walk before walking Julio Lugo to force in the tying run. Jacoby Ellsbury followed with a two-run single, making it 6-4.

Mike DiFelice, making his major league debut in the fifth, gave up a double to the first batter he faced — Pedroia — and Ortiz followed by homering into the Brewers' bullpen to make it 8-4.

Braun's second of the game and Fielder's sixth of the season — the first time Milwaukee's had consecutive homers this season — cut it to 8-6 in the sixth. Pedroia had a sixth-inning RBI single, and Youkilis homered in the seventh.

Braun's first homer gave Milwaukee a 2-0 lead in the first. After that, Beckett struck out the next four batters and breezed through the second and third innings until Hardy's two-run shot moved Milwaukee back in front 4-3 in the fourth.

Ortiz's RBI double sliced it to 2-1 in the bottom of the first.

Boston jumped ahead 3-2 in the third when Ortiz and Pedroia hit back-to-back homers.

Milwaukee regained the lead on Hardy's homer.

Ellsbury was caught stealing in the fourth, the first time for the rookie after a club-record 25 successful attempts.

This program aired on May 19, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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