The Mighty Red Sox keep rolling.
They chased Philadelphia starter Vicente Padilla after only two trips through the batting order, getting 10 of their first 18 batters on base -- three singles, five doubles, two walks -- scoring five times and making Padilla throw 80 pitches.
Matt Clement pitched seven innings, tiring in his final frame when he allowed three hits and one run. He went to only two three-ball counts and did not walk anyone. Clement saved the Red Sox pen some work by throwing only six and seven pitches in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively.
Atlanta edged Baltimore 5-4 and the Mets walloped the Yankees 10-3.
Boston (43-30) leads the Orioles by 1½ games and the Yankees by 6½ games. If the Blue Jays beat the Nationals, New York will tumble into fourth place.