Red Sox - 000 010 000 - 1 5 0 Phillies - 010 000 10x - 2 8 0Another night in Philly and another strong pitching performance - Worley (7-5-1-2-5, 116) - stifles the Boston bats. The Red Sox will face Cole Hamels (lowest WHIP in the NL) tomorrow afternoon.
Lackey turned in one of his best starts of the season (7.2-8-2-1-5, 90) - and he drove in the Red Sox's only run! With two outs in the fifth and Josh Reddick on first, Lackey (.086 career average) fell behind 0-2, looked at three straight balls, fouled a pitch off, then clubbed a double to the wall in left-center. It was his second career two-bagger and second career RBI; Lackey is 3-for-8 since joining the Red Sox (can he play RF?). Reddick and Lackey were the only two Boston players to advance past first base.
Philadelphia scored a run on the first three pitches of the second. Shane Victorino lead off with a single on an 0-1 pitch and Raul Ibanez hit a first-pitch RBI single. Ibanez hit a solo home run in the seventh.
After all the fuss, Adrian Gonzalez had an uneventful night in right field. Ibanez doubled to the wall in right-center in the fourth, and Gonzalez deferred to Jacoby Ellsbury, who threw the ball back in. Ibanez's home run sailed far over his head. Jimmy Rollins grounded a single into right to start the eighth inning, which Gonzalez picked up cleanly. Two batters later, Chase Utley tripled off the top of the right field wall. Bert gave it a leap, but it was beyond his reach.
John Lackey / Vance Worley
Ellsbury, CFAL East: Reds/Rays at Noon and Brewers/Yankees at 7 PM.