MLB Game Summary - Philadelphia at Boston|
(Tuesday, May 28th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 3, Boston 1
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Cliff Lee worked eight effective innings, while
Michael Young and Dominic Brown each provided a solo homer as the Philadelphia
Phillies managed a 3-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the second game of a
brief interleague set from Fenway Park.
Lee (6-2) scattered four hits and one run, striking out eight without issuing
a walk, and former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon shut the door in the ninth
to pick up his 10th save in his first Fenway appearance on the mound as an
"I would say it was more fun than strange," Papelbon said of playing against
his former club. "For me, those guys are some of my best friends in the world,
but at the same time it was fun."
Erik Kratz contributed two hits and drove in the other run for the Phillies,
who return home to face these same Sox in a two-game set starting Wednesday
having earned a split.
Dustin Pedroia's first-inning RBI single was all the offense for the Red Sox,
who lost for just the second time in their last nine home games against
Ryan Dempster (2-6) pitched well in defeat, yielding six hits and two runs
with three walks and four strikeouts.
"I threw the ball a little bit better tonight, but just got outpitched by the
other guy," Dempster admitted. "Cliff Lee is tough."
With the game tied at 1-1, John Mayberry singled to start the seventh, was
sacrificed to second by Freddy Galvis and scored on a Kratz hit to center to
give Philly the edge.
Brown then provided an insurance run with his leadoff shot to the left side of
the bullpen against Junichi Tazawa in the top of the ninth. The visitors'
offense couldn't push across another run despite hits from Kratz and Ben
Revere, but Papelbon put his former club to rest.
He fanned Jonny Gomes swinging, then retired Pedroia and David Ortiz on
Young's blast over the Green Monster with one out in the first was countered
in the home half by Pedroia's one-out single that scored Jacoby Ellsbury.
Lee followed by setting the side down in order in the second, third and fourth
innings and working around a leadoff hit by Daniel Nava in the home fifth. He
retired 11 straight until a Jose Iglesias infield hit with two down in the
eighth, and finished his outing by striking out Ellsbury.
Meanwhile, the Phils failed to provide any assistance during the middle
frames. They wasted a two-on, one-out situation in the sixth after Jimmy
Rollins walked and Ryan Howard singled, but the game remained deadlocked after
Young and Brown both flied out to right.
Coming in, Lee sported a 3-5 record and 3.81 ERA in 12 previous starts against
the Red Sox, but the left-hander posted his first victory at Fenway since May
12, 2004 with Cleveland ... Philadelphia improved to 3-6 vs. American League
competition this year ... Boston fell to 14-8 all-time at home against the
Phillies, and Tuesday's loss snapped a string of four consecutive home series
wins against them since Philadelphia took two of three in July of 1999 ... On
this date 30 years ago, Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt struck out in his
first four at-bats on 12 pitches, then crushed a two-run homer in the last of
the 9th inning to beat Jeff Reardon and the Expos, 5-3 ... Prior to the game,
the Red Sox activated pitcher Franklin Morales from the 15-day disabled list
and optioned pitcher Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket.
05/29 01:03:48 ET