After Pomeranz got his first out of the inning on Domingo Santana's fly ball to right, Manny Pina reached on a fielder's choice and Broxton made it a 5-1 game with a two-run blast.
Jackie Bradley Jr. highlighted the night for the Red Sox, hitting his second home run of the season while going 2-for-4 after not playing for the past three games. As for Nelson, he gave up 15 earned in a three-game span, but had a scoreless and hitless three innings before rain got into his last start.
While the ban is totally justified, where does this leave the Red Sox policy on bans? Drew Pomeranz was lit up for seven hits and six runs in only four innings to fall to 3-2.
Price (elbow) is scheduled to make his first rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
The pitching matchup is Boston's Kyle Kendrick against Milwaukee's Chase Anderson. A version of these highlights is posted on the site of the new, yet-to-be-formally-named Worcester Baseballteam of the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League. He had two of Milwaukee's 13 hits.
Since Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said a fan at Fenway Park hurled racial slurs and tossed a bag of peanuts at him last week, Red Sox brass, the Boston mayor and the commissioner of baseball have spoken out against the racist fan's actions.
Scahill gave the Brewers' pen a huge lift by going 2.1 innings, allowing no hits while walking two.
Thames stole second in the sixth on a play that ended with Broxton scoring from third on one of Vazquez's errors to make it a five-run lead. Both runners were erased in double plays.
Manager John Farrell said he might rearrange the rotation with a day off coming up Monday and his bullpen overworked of late. Boston got those two runs back in the eighth on Betts' double to left.
Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra (right calf) could start a rehab stint if he fares well following what Counsell said would be a "pretty extensive session" throwing batting practice on Wednesday. Ruiz, a former All-Star catcher, was 3-for-30 this season before clearing the bases with a liner off the left-field wall in the seventh inning against Joaquin Benoit (0-2).