BOSTON (WSAU-TSN) Yovani Gallardo's 6 2/3 scoreless innings paved the way for the Milwaukee Brewers' 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox, dealing the defending world champions a three-game sweep in their first home series of the new season.
Aramis Ramirez, Mark Reynolds and Jeff Bianchi all contributed RBI singles to help the Brewers complete their first sweep at Fenway Park since 1993, while Ryan Braun returned from a thumb injury that kept him out of Saturday's matchup to go 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Gallardo (2-0) scattered seven hits and didn't walk a batter in his second straight sharp outing to begin the year. He fired six scoreless frames to defeat Atlanta on Monday's Opening Day.
Jon Lester (0-2), meanwhile, was handed a second consecutive tough loss to open 2014 after the Boston ace was reached for four runs -- two of which were unearned -- over 7 1/3 innings. Lester, who was on the short end of a 2-1 decision against Baltimore on Monday, struck out six and walked just one.
The loss marked the first time since 1984 that the Red Sox have dropped three straight at home to start a season.
Monday's Brewers-Phillies game, the season opener in Philadelphia, has already been postponed because of rain. The game will be made up Tuesday afternoon, and will be heard on WSAU AM-550 FM-99.9 at 1:30pm.