Brown Powers Phillies Over Red Sox
Domonic Brown hit a pair of homers, Erik Kratz and Ryan Howard also had solo shots to back Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Wednesday night.
Kendrick (5-3) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, helping the Phillies win their second straight against the Red Sox to get within one game of .500.
Antonio Bastardo pitched the seventh, Mike Adams struck out two in a perfect eighth and Jonathan Papelbon finished for his 11th save in 11 tries, including second in two nights against his old team.
Papelbon allowed an RBI single to Jacoby Ellsbury, snapping his scoreless string at 19 1-3 innings. But with runners on second and third, he retired Daniel Nava on a grounder to first to end it.
(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)