Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lester and Sox Overpower Phillies

PBR- John Lester was too much for the Phillies tonight, as he went six innings and gave up four runs earning a win.

Although Philadelphia outhit Boston, they couldn't capitalize in a losing effort with the final score of 7-5.

The Phillies had four players with two or more hits, but it wasn't enough to outlast the Red Sox. They stranded 10 men on base, going 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position.

Homeruns by shortstop Alex Aviles, third baseman Will Middlebrooks, and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia  for Boston were the kryptonite for starter Joe Blanton, who only lasted four and one third innings and gave up seven runs.

First baseman David Ortiz led the Red Sox with two hits and two runs batted in.

Alfredo Aceves came in during the eighth and worked a two inning save for Boston.

Tomorrow afternoon, Cliff Lee will be looking for his first win against Josh Beckett.

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