Final

Series: Game 1 of 3

Milwaukee leads 1-0 (as of 6/6)

Game 1: Friday, June 6
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Game 2: Saturday, June 7
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Game 3: Sunday, June 8
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Red Sox 3

(33-26, 15-17 away)

Brewers 9

(25-34, 11-19 home)

    8:05 PM ET, June 6, 2003

    Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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    W: J. Durocher (2-0)

    L: H. Almonte (0-1)

    Wakefield listed as day-to-day after getting hit

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Richie Sexson hit his 19th home run, and Wes Helms and Royce Clayton also homered as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 Friday night for their season-high fourth straight win.

    Boston starter Tim Wakefield left in the third inning after he was hit on the right ankle by a pitch from Wayne Franklin. Manny Ramirez homered for the Red Sox, who lost for the eighth time in 11 games and dropped 1 1/2 games behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East.

    Wakefield, batting for the first time in interleague play this season, was carted off the field. X-rays revealed no fracture, just a bruise. He is listed as day-to-day.

    The knuckleballer allowed three runs in the second on Helms' two-run homer and Clayton's solo shot. He struck out four and threw 28 pitches, 20 for strikes.

    With the game tied at 3, Milwaukee broke it open with five runs in the sixth off reliever Hector Almonte, highlighted by Sexson's 435-foot homer to center.

    Sexson is tied with Cincinnati's Adam Dunn for the major league lead with 19 homers.

    Helms followed with a sacrifice fly. Keith Osik had a run-scoring single and pinch-hitter Brady Clark drove in two with a double.

    Almonte (0-1) gave up five runs on six hits in 1 2-3 innings.

    Geoff Jenkins' RBI single in the seventh made it 9-3.

    Boston erased the Brewers' 3-2 lead and chased Franklin in the sixth.

    Ramirez hit a two-out solo shot to tie it, and Franklin gave up a single and two walks to load the bases.

    Jayson Durocher (2-0) took over and retired Doug Mirabelli on a popup to the catcher. He was the only batter Durocher faced.

    Boston scored twice in the fifth.

    Bill Mueller walked and scored on Trot Nixon's triple, and Nixon scored on first baseman Sexson's throwing error. Mirabelli popped out in foul territory near the seats and Sexson caught the ball with his back to home, turned and threw past the catcher as Nixon came down the line

    Todd Walker went 0-for-3 with a walk for Boston, snapping his 20-game hitting streak.

    It was the first time Milwaukee faced a knuckleball pitcher this season.

    NOTES Milwaukee improved to 11-19 at Miller Park. ... It was the Brewers' first interleague game. The Red Sox are 2-2 against the NL this season. ... The Red Sox and Brewers last faced each other Sept. 14, 1997, before Milwaukee switched to the NL. ... Tony Cloninger, Boston's pitching coach, will go on indefinite medical leave to focus on treatments for bladder cancer.

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