Jim Rice singled in Glenn Hoffman with two out in the 10th inning to give the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory in Milwaukee last night, ending the Brewers' six-game winning streak.
Hoffman, hitting .217, led off the 10th with a double off starter Doc Medich (11-14). Dwight Bernard relieved and retired the next two hitters before Dwight Evans walked. Rice then slapped a 2-0 pitch up the middle.
Mark Clear (14-8) got the victory.
The Brewers had tied at 3 on Paul Molitor's bases-empty homer, his 18th, with two out in the eighth. Boston had broken a 2-2 tie in the sixth when Rice walked, raced to third on Carl Yastrzemski's single and scored as Carney Lansford bounced into a double play.
Yastrzemski's single was his 3,310th hit in the major leagues, moving him ahead of Eddie Collins into seventh place on the all-time list.
A one-out walk to Robin Yount, Cecil Cooper's bunt single and Ted Simmons' two-run double gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead in the first.
The Red Sox tied in the fourth as Evans singled and scored on a triple by Rice, who then scored on an Yastrzemski's infield out.
Rollie Fingers, the Brewers' ace reliever who tore a muscle in his right forearm Sept. 2, threw about 25 pitches before the game but his arm tightened and he may not pitch again this season.