Jun 14, 2010

Phinally: Phils salvage final game, top Red Sox 5-4

(Boston, MA) The Philadelphia Phillies managed to escape Boston with a win Sunday as the best the Boston Red Sox 5-3 at famed Fenway Park.

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels pitched seven innings and only allowed one run en route to his sixth win of the season. Hamels allowed five hits and struck out either batters on 113 pitches.

Boston got on the board first as Adrian Beltre launched a lead off homerun over the green monster to give the Red Sox an early 1-0 lead. After the homerun Hamels settled himself, sitting down the next four batters he faced.

The Phillies rallied in the fourth inning scoring four runs on five hits including a Raul Ibanez two-out home run to right field. The long ball came after Jayson Werth plated Ryan Howard on a line drive single to center field to tie the game at one a piece.

Tim Wakefield took the loss for the Red Sox as he allowed four runs on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings.
Things got interesting in the ninth innings as relief pitcher J.C Romero allowed David Ortiz a lead-off double to begin a last ditch rally for the Red Sox.

Ortiz would later score on a passed ball to bring the game to 5-2. After walking J.D. Drew the Phillies made a call to the bullpen as Brad Lidge closed out the inning to secure his fourth save of the season.

Next up for the Phillies is a trip to the Bronx as they begin a three game series against the New York Yankees. The Phillies will send ace Roy Halladay to the mound and hope to improve on the 29th ranked record in interleague play.

Game Notes: Brad Lidge allowed one run in the ninth on a Daniel Nava single that scored J.D. Drew. The Red Sox finished the interleague series with the Phils grabbing a 4-2 edge.
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