Red Sox jump on Cloyd, smack Phillies
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli each homered in the first to back a solid spot start from Alfredo Aceves, as the Boston Red Sox downed the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-3, in the opener of a four-game set.
Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz was slated to start Monday's opener, but was scratched due to collarbone and AC joint irritation.
Aceves (2-1) filled in admirably, allowing just one run on seven hits and three walks over six innings to help the Red Sox secure their fourth straight victory.
Jacoby Ellsbury recorded three hits, an RBI, and a run scored, while Stephen Drew plated a pair of runs and scored twice for Boston, which will host Tuesday's tilt before heading to Philadelphia for the final two games.
Erik Kratz smacked a solo shot and Domonic Brown added a two-run blast to account for the Phillies' offense. Starter Tyler Cloyd (1-1) was tagged for six runs on nine hits in just 2 1/3 frames to absorb the loss, Philadelphia's third in its last four games.
05/27 22:49:29 ET