BOSTON — Joey Ortiz hit a two-run double to cap a five-run third inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Saturday.

Brice Turang added a solo homer for the Brewers, who beat the Red Sox for the second straight day in their three-game series.

Wearing their City Connect uniforms of bright yellow jerseys with powder blue lettering and hats, the Red Sox went hitless through six innings.

Ceddanne Rafaela drove in two runs for Boston.

Colin Rea (4-2) gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings of relief after opener Jared Koenig got the first four outs. Rea allowed Rafael Devers’ leadoff double off the center-field wall in the seventh that ended the no-hit bid.

Trevor Megill struck out David Hamilton with two runners on for his eighth save.


All five of the Brewers’ runs in the third came with two outs on four straight hits off Boston starter Nick Pivetta (2-3). Jake Bauers, Gary Sánchez and Sal Frelick – who grew up in nearby Lexington, Massachusetts, and played at Boston College – each had an RBI single before Ortiz’s hit into the left-center gap.

Turang homered over Boston’s bullpen in the eighth.

Pivetta was tagged for five runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings, but he did record his 1,000th career strikeout when he got William Contreras swinging on a curveball in the third.

Koenig started for the second consecutive game. The last Brewers pitcher to do that was Zack Greinke, who did it three straight in 2012. He started on July 7, was ejected in the first inning, started the next day, and then the first game after the All-Star break.

A replay review showed that a fan down the left-field line reached out and interfered with a ball in play. Willy Adames was on first before Milwaukee Manager Pat Murphy challenged that it was touched.

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